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Welcome to the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety

The national Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) was a joint program between the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Center for Transportation Studies from 2005-2013, with sponsorship from the Federal Highway Administration, to facilitate research, training, and outreach activities related to rural transportation safety.

For current traffic safety research conducted at the University of Minnesota, please see the Roadway Safety Institute and the safety research section of the Center for Transportation Studies website.

Historical CERS Documents

CERS documents have been archived at the University of Minnesota. Visit the University Library's Digital Conservancy for:

  • Rural Safety News
  • CERS Fact Sheets
  • CERS program documents and brochures

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