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The sharp increase in travel volumes, shift in traffic mix, and large increases in crashes have transformed the travel environment in the oil region of western North Dakota. Roads once used for local access and agricultural purposes now mostly serve expanding oil production. Oil companies, workers, commercial...

 

With the understanding that seat belts are a relatively low-cost safety device, and are an easy primary protection for occupants in passenger vehicles, North Dakota has chosen to continue to measure rural roads seat belt use. The U.S. Department of Transportation works with states to measure seat belt...

 

Shipping grain in containers has been increasingly used as a shipment option by U.S. exporters. Continued evolution and investment in this relatively young industry may open additional opportunities for the grain industry. Grain shipping by container faces challenges in optimizing multimodal operations...

 

The initial statewide driver traffic safety survey provides baseline metrics for the Traffic Safety Office and others to use in understanding perceptions and behaviors related to focus issues. A core set of questions addresses nationally agreed upon priorities, including seat belts, impaired driving...

 

The objective of this report is to provide a benchmark for elevator managers in assessing performance, and supply a source for recognizing trends in the characteristics of North Dakota elevators. Note: this report is being published online only.

 

This report represents a continuation of analysis concerned with the patterns and methods of distributing grains and oilseeds from North Dakota. Note: this report is being published online only.

 

Driving under the influence is a dangerous activity and is especially problematic in North Dakota. To curtail rates of impaired driving, it is important to examine the actions of those that have firsthand involvement with DUI prevention: prosecutors, community leaders, and law enforcement personnel....

 

Motorcycle use brings increased risk to the operator simply by the nature of the vehicle. When a crash occurs, the threat of injury or death is magnified by physical exposure compared to that of other vehicle occupants. Detection and gap/speed judgments by other motorists present additional hazards to...

 

In this study, we estimated the travel response time between the ambulance locations and the demand points and between the demand points and the hospitals. The estimation was conducted in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by utilizing the shortest path algorithm. The demand points were randomly generated...

 

This document presents the application of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) for rural local two-lane two-way highway segments in South Dakota. The calibration was based on three-year (2009-2011) crash data from 657 roadway segments constituting more than 750 miles of roadways. The calibration process includes...

 
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