Auto Accidents

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.