The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a study of fatal urban and rural crashes. The new study compared fatality rates on urban vs. rural roads and evaluated average response times.
The study found that 42 percent more fatal crashes occur in rural than urban areas, the report shows. The study also includes state-by-state comparisons.
The new study can be viewed on the NHTSA Website: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/Rpts/2005/809896.pdf.