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Rural roads are the most dangerous roads in America. NHTSA reports that—nationwide, for the years 2000 through 2007—rural traffic fatality rates were more than twice that of urban areas. Learn more about the issues and 3M solutions for High Risk Rural Roads.
Deaths and injuries at highway-rail crossings are a major safety concern. Vehicle/train collisions are more severe than other highway crashes; a motorist is 20 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in a collision with another motor vehicle. Highly visible signs and markings at crossings and approaches are among the recommended safety improvements.
State departments of transportation across the U.S. are looking for ways to improve guide sign visibility and save taxpayer dollars. Many are finding one solution that helps achieve both goals by upgrading to guide signs made with high performance reflective sheeting, while at the same time cutting maintenance and energy costs by turning off guide sign lighting.