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Applying Safety and Operational Effects of Highway Design Features to Two-Lane Rural Highways

Background: Rural two-lane highways constitute a majority of the mileage of public roads in the United States. Rural two-lane highways have 40% of the total travel but experience 60% of the highway fatalities. The fatality rate for two-lane rural highways in the United States is 2.39 per hundred million vehicle miles vs. 1.43 per hundred million vehicle miles for the interstate system.

Author

Ranck, F

Session title

ROAD SAFETY – WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE CANADA SAFER

Organizers

Road Safety Standing Committee

Year

2003

Format

Paper

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