Rural road safety

More deaths occur on rural roads than on urban ones. In 2019, there were 931 fatal accidents on rural roads compared to 627 on urban roads.

The number of serious and slight injury collisions is higher in urban areas; in 2019, there were 78,114 on urban roads and 33,707 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 56% of the fatal accidents in 2019 occurring on these roads.


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