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Chapter: Appendix C: Counties with Significant Crash Reductions (Task 2)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Counties with Significant Crash Reductions (Task 2)." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Highway Safety Behavioral Strategies for Rural Areas. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27196.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Counties with Significant Crash Reductions (Task 2)." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Highway Safety Behavioral Strategies for Rural Areas. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27196.
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140 Appendix C: Counties with Significant Crash Reductions (Task 2) Table C- 1. Top Five Counties by Reduction in Fatal Crash Rate (2012-2016 Compared to 2014-2018) by NHTSA Region State County County Type Fatal Crashes /100M VMT (2012-2016) Fatal Crashes /100M VMT (2014-2018) Percent Change NHTSA Region Massachusetts Barnstable Older-age 0.09 0.03 -66.7% 1 Massachusetts Barnstable Older-age 2.4 0.8 -66.7% 1 Vermont Orange Micropolitan 2.4 1.6 -33.3% 1 Vermont Orleans Rur. Towns 4.2 3 -28.6% 1 Maine Hancock Destination 8.8 6.8 -22.7% 1 Maine Kennebec Micropolitan 12.8 10.2 -20.3% 1 New York Hamilton Destination 0.8 0.2 -75.0% 2 Pennsylvania Cameron Remote 1.2 0.4 -66.7% 2 Pennsylvania Crawford Micropolitan 13.4 8.8 -34.3% 2 New York Chenango Fringe 4.8 3.4 -29.2% 2 West Virginia Tucker Fringe 2 0.4 -80.0% 3 Maryland Calvert Destination 5.2 2 -61.5% 3 Kentucky Morgan Rur. Towns 1.4 0.6 -57.1% 3 Virginia Covington Fringe 0.4 0.2 -50.0% 3 Virginia Emporia Fringe 0.4 0.2 -50.0% 3 Georgia Schley Micropolitan 1 0.4 -60.0% 4 Tennessee Grundy Fringe 2.6 1.2 -53.8% 4 Georgia Lanier Fringe 1.2 0.6 -50.0% 4 Georgia Bleckley Fringe 2.2 1.2 -45.5% 4 Georgia Polk Micropolitan 4.4 2.6 -40.9% 4 Minnesota Pope Fringe 1.2 0.2 -83.3% 5 Minnesota Lincoln Ag. & Extr. 1 0.2 -80.0% 5 Michigan Alger Remote 2 0.8 -60.0% 5 Illinois Calhoun Fringe 0.4 0.2 -50.0% 5 Texas Schleicher Ag. & Extr. 1.2 0.2 -83.3% 6 Texas Lipscomb Ag. & Extr. 1 0.2 -80.0% 6 Texas Brewster Destination 1.4 0.4 -71.4% 6 Texas Kinney Remote 2.6 1 -61.5% 6 Oklahoma Coal Tribal 1 0.4 -60.0% 6 Nebraska Garden Ag. & Extr. 0.8 0.2 -75.0% 7 Iowa Emmet Rur. Towns 1.2 0.4 -66.7% 7 Nebraska Boone Ag. & Extr. 1.2 0.4 -66.7% 7 Nebraska Boyd Ag. & Extr. 0.6 0.2 -66.7% 7 Nebraska Deuel Ag. & Extr. 1.2 0.4 -66.7% 7

141 Table C- 1. Top Five Counties by Reduction in Fatal Crash Rate (2012-2016 Compared to 2014-2018) by NHTSA Region (Cont.) State County County Type Fatal Crashes /100M VMT (2012-2016) Fatal Crashes /100M VMT (2014-2018) Percent Change NHTSA Region South Dakota Miner Ag. & Extr. 0.8 0.2 -75.0% 8 South Dakota Haakon Ag. & Extr. 0.6 0.2 -66.7% 8 South Dakota Ziebach Tribal 0.6 0.2 -66.7% 8 Colorado Phillips Remote 1 0.4 -60.0% 8 South Dakota Clark Ag. & Extr. 1 0.4 -60.0% 8 Arizona Greenlee Remote 2 0.4 -80.0% 9 Hawaii Kauai Micropolitan 3.2 2.2 -31.3% 9 California Modoc Remote 2.2 1.6 -27.3% 9 California Sierra Destination 1.4 1.2 -14.3% 9 California Lake Destination 13 11.4 -12.3% 9 Montana Pondera Ag. & Extr. 1.6 0.2 -87.5% 10 Montana Custer Remote 1.4 0.6 -57.1% 10 Washington Pacific Older-age 2.2 1 -54.5% 10 Montana Richland Ag. & Extr. 3.4 2 -41.2% 10 Montana Prairie Remote 1 0.6 -40.0% 10 Massachusetts Barnstable Older-age 2.4 0.8 -66.7% 1

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