Rural Roadway Safety

Handouts

Poster

 

Lighting and Marking Best Practices

Teaching Tools & Interactive Activities

Where does the lighting and marking go game?  (Game board and pieces)

 

 Video

Media Stories

“More stringent state policies on lighting could reduce farm vehicle traffic accidents by more than half.” Iowa NOW magazine, Iowa City, IA. October 21st, 2016

“Study suggests farm traffic vehicle accidents could be reduced by more than half.” Science Daily Webnews.  October 21st, 2016.

“UI study: More lighting on farm vehicles would reduce number of crashes.” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA. October 21st, 2016.

“Study suggests better marking of farm vehicles could reduce accidents.” Missouri Net Online Webnews, October 21st, 2016.

“Midwest study: more lighting would cut farm vehicle crashes by 60%.” Insurance Journal Magazine.  October 21st, 2016.

“Study: more lighting on farm vehicles would reduce number of crashes.” Sauk Valley Newspaper, Sauk Valley, IL. October 24th, 2016

“Study suggests better marking of farm vehicles could cut accidents.”  Southern Iowa Radio Iowa (Iowa Public Radio, IPR affiliate).  October 24th, 2016.

“Farm vehicle accidents could be reduced by more than half.”  Feedstuffs Magazine, Bloomington, MN. October 24th, 2016

“Share the road during harvest.” Time Essentinel Newspaper, Indiana.  October 25th, 2016.

“Study:  more lighting on farm equipment reduces crashes”. Brownfield Ag News Online Webnews, October 24st, 2016.

“Study suggests better marking of farm vehicles could reduce accidents.” Ozarksfirst TV station, Springfield, MO.  October 25th, 2016

“Study suggests farm traffic vehicle accidents could be reduced by more than half.” KCRG TV Station, Cedar Rapids, IA.  October 25th, 2016

“More lights and reflectors would help keep farmers safe.” WNAX Radio 570 AM, Minnesota.  October 26th, 2016.

“Reducing accidents involving farm vehicles, new study suggests better marking of farm vehicles could reduce accidents.” FourStates Home Page Webnews, Joplin, MO. October 26th, 2016.

“Study: better lighting, reflection on farm vehicles could reduce crashes, research shows Minnesota safety middle of the pack of Midwestern states.”  Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN.  October 26th, 2016.

“Making farm equipment more visible could reduce accidents by 60%, says study.” Successful Farming Magazine.  December 6th, 2016.

“Study finds steps that could reduce highway farm equipment accidents by 60%.” Growing America Webnews.  December 12th, 2016.

Academic Publications

Ranapurwala SI, Mello ER, Ramirez MR. A GIS-based matched case-control study of road characteristics in farm vehicle crashes. Epidemiology.

Ramirez M, Bedford R, Wu H, Harland K, Cavanaugh JE, Peek-Asa C. Lighting and marking policies are associated with reduced farm equipment-related crash rates: a policy analysis of nine Midwestern US states. Occupational and Environmental Medicine..

Toussaint M, Smith K, Peek-Asa C, Ramirez MR. Characteristics of farm equipment-related crashes associated with injury in children and adolescents on farm equipment. Journal of Rural Health.

Harland KK, Greenan, M, Ramirez M. Not just a rural occurrence: Differences in agricultural equipment crash characteristics by rural–urban crash site and proximity to town. Accident Analysis & Prevention.