Author: Scott D. Fitzgerald - Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Attorney
Although less than 20% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, about 55% of traffic fatalities in the United States occurred there in 2010. Many of these rural motor vehicle fatalities were on two-lane roads.
An older study based on 2003 data revealed that two-lane primary roads in Virginia accounted for almost half of all traffic fatalities in the Commonwealth. However, only approximately 1/3 of the estimated miles driven on Virginia roadways in 2003 were on two-lane primary roads.
Serious accidents on two-lane roads occur for a variety of reasons, including driver inattention, excessive speed…