Oil County Traffic Safety Survey, 2012

The sharp increase in travel volumes, shift in traffic mix, and large increases in traffic crashes have transformed the travel environment in the oil region of western North Dakota. Roads once used only for local access and agricultural purposes are now being used at high volumes to serve expanding oil production. Oil companies, oil workers, commercial trucks, and industrial equipment associated with oil and gas development all use these roads to access oil drilling and production sites. This has led to not only an increase in the traffic volume, but an increase in the number of overweight and oversized vehicles on the road as well. This research report aims to address two key goals related to improving traffic safety in the region: to examine public perceptions of traffic safety issues and priorities in the state’s oil producing region; and to understand the efficacy of public education, specifically ProgressZone: Moving Forward Safely as a safety intervention with its focus on large truck/passenger vehicle interaction. ProgressZone: Moving Forward Safely calls for drivers to be more careful when driving through the 17 western North Dakota oil counties.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 49p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01447537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DP-253
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2012 1:55PM