Dangers of Rural Roads
Each year more and more Americans are killed on country roads than on large urban highways. This finding may come as a surprise to many. In an effort to combat this issue more and more states are intensifying efforts to reduce deaths on rural roads to counter a reality of highway safety. In 2008, 56% of the 37,261 traffic deaths occurred on rural roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. About 23% of the population lives in rural areas.