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This study aims to evaluate the use of the Road Safety Audit Program, by a local rural road jurisdiction, to avoid tort liability while still improving the safety of its road system. The study will provide how the RSA might be accepted within the current legal framework and will provide guidelines for...


The results of this project demonstrate the need for functional sub-classifications of rural local roads, with design parameters that address the unique characteristics of these roads. Incremental improvements are an acceptable method to increase safety on unpaved rural roads and to minimize liabili...


This report documents steps counties and townships in North Dakota can take to minimize their tort liability with respect to closing roads, abandoning roads, or designating minimum maintenance roads. This information is intended merely to be a guide, and is not a legal opinion.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050