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In a world where crash fatality is the archnemesis to rural roads safety, a team of countermeasures strike back and save rural roadways in a heroic way.
Many, many countermeasures are available to Rurals to make their roads safer. For instance, the Federal Highway Administration has identified 28 countermeasures that reduce and prevent severe injury crashes and fatalities.
Most of the countermeasures are affordable for rural road stakeholders, easy to implement, and result in reduced crashes. Here are just a few that are relevant to Rurals:
There are many others that are cost-efficient and advantageous for rural road stakeholders. With this team of countermeasures, all rural roads practitioners can be safe from serious injury and death. Day 4 of Rural Road Safety Awareness Week welcomes Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity for Rural Road Safety!
Crash Risk Factors for Low-Volume Roads: an ODOT Case Study
Rural Roadway Departure Countermeasures –