A Sidekick for Rural Safety

Although only about 20 percent of the U.S. population resides in rural areas of the country, crashes on rural roads account for more than half of all roadway fatalities. Current statistics indicate that even with the national number of fatalities decreasing, the fatality rate in rural areas is 2.4 times higher than the fatality rate in urban areas. The National Center for Rural Road Safety, established in 2014, covers both rural and surface transportation, with an emphasis on rural. The Center's team will access and leverage FHWA’s expertise and training resources and will integrate, coordinate, and accelerate the knowledge transfer of safety solutions.


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  • Accession Number: 01603044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2016 12:54PM