North Carolina's rural roads among deadliest in country, study says
North Carolina has some of the deadliest rural roads in the country, according to a national study.Posted — Updated
Only Texas and California tallied more rural-road deaths, with 1,259 and 1,219, respectively.
TRIP said fatal crashes on rural roads were more common than in urban areas because there are fewer roadway safety features, longer emergency response times and higher speed limits. Narrow lanes and two-lane roads also contributed to the problem.
South Carolina counted 607 deaths on rural roads, ranking the state at No. 4. Pennsylvania ranked fifth with 565 deaths.
Top 25 states with most fatal crashes on non-interstate, rural roads in 2015:
25 Minnesota 260
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