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Rural Intersection Safety
Safety Impacts of Street Lighting at Isolated Rural Intersections Part II, Year 1 Report, Sponsored by Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota Local Road Research Board, Final Report, December 2004. [PDF 2.03 MB]
- Safety Impacts of Street Lighting at Isolated Rural Intersections Part II, Year 1 Report (Technology News).
Study evaluated the effectiveness of lighting at rural isolated intersections in Minnesota. The study looked at the crash history of 34 rural stop-controlled intersections before and after lighting was installed. Before-and-after analyses showed that the nighttime crash rate decreased by 35 percent after intersection lights were installed, while the daytime crash rate increased 30 percent during the same period. In addition, the ratio of nighttime to total crashes decreased by 32 percent in the after period.
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