Master of Science
Dr. Michael J. Shkrum
While it has been consistently demonstrated that fatal motor vehicle collision (MVC) rates are higher for rural than urban roadways, it remains to be elucidated which collision factors account for this difference. Fatal MVC rates have been demonstrated to be higher in rural locations even when controlling for age, restraint use, and vehicle speed. This study aims to assess which collision factors are most prevalent for fatal rural motor vehicle collisions, and to address how those factors differ in significance between rural and urban regions. Our study indicates that a combination of human, environmental, and vehicular factors may account for the fact that the majority of Canadian fatal MVCs occur on rural roadways.
Roos, James R., "Etiology of Motor Vehicle Collision Fatalities in Urban and Rural Canada" (2016). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 3868.