Studies have repeatedly shown that the number of fatal car accidents is higher on rural roads as opposed to urban roads. There are many factors that contribute to this discrepancy. Examples include higher speed limits and less road maintenance. In order to reduce the number of accidents, injuries, and fatalities, preventative measures should be taken to address the issues with rural roadways.
Ten Ways to Reduce the Number of Rural Car Accidents
What are some examples of improvements that could help make rural roads safer for motorists? The following are 10 examples:
- Installing rumble strips
- Installing grooves
- Installing raised patterns on roadways
- Utilizing a speed management program to decrease speed limits and provide greater enforcement of such limits
- Redesigning of roadways to have safer curves
- Improving pavement markings and roadside markers
- Making road signs easier to read and more visible
- Making roadside areas more forgiving by removing obstacles in these zones
- Utilizing modern roundabouts instead of stoplight or stop sign intersections
- Improve public awareness campaigns to reduce the amount of drunk and impaired driving
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