Study Finds Rural Roads Are Dangerous
By Alabama Public Radio
Undated – Rural, two-lane highways across the Southeast apparently are the deadliest in the nation. A Georgia Tech study suggests nearly a third of the nation's traffic deaths happened in Alabama and throughout the South between 1996 and 2000. About 64 percent of those accidents happened on rural roads. Most of the accidents involved late-night drivers who were either tired or drunk. Most of those involved were males aged between 16 and 25, and the accidents usually happened on weekends.