Rural road safety

More deaths occur on rural roads than on urban ones. In 2018, there were 952 fatal accidents on rural roads compared to 626 on urban roads.

The number of serious and slight injury collisions is higher in urban areas; in 2016, there were 81,112 on urban roads and 35,324 on rural roads.

These figures show that while the number of collisions is higher in urban areas there is a greater chance of dying on rural roads, with 53% of the fatal accidents occurring on these roads.

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