Rural vs. City traffic Fatalities

A  study of traffic accident fatalities conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, research has found that people are more likely to die in a rural car wreck rather an urban car wreck.

  Country Roads vs City Roads :

Here are some reasons why there are higher rates of traffic fatalities on country roads than city roads.

Country Roads

Higher speed limits

Two lane highways

More physical obstructions – trees, mountains, wildlife

Longer response time for emergency personnel

Can be a long distance away from a hospital

City Roads
Slower speed limits

More traffic signals

More Safety Features – cautions, ….

Emergency personnel can often respond quicker and are closer to hospitals

In 2012, Texas had 3,399 deaths – and increase of 10.82% from the previous year.