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Welcome to the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety

Please note: As of 2013, this website is available as an information resource, but is no longer being updated since the program is not currently active. 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.

More than half of the 32,885 traffic fatalities in the United States occur on rural roads.

More facts about rural safety

The national Center for Excellence in Rural Safety 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.

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