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Rural and urban areas: Differences in deadly crashes

It used to be that rural areas, despite all of the open roads and relatively light traffic, saw more fatalities every year than urban areas. It was not even very close. In 1977, for example, about 60 percent of fatal crashes took place on rural roads, with the remaining 40 percent happening on city streets.

Fatigued employees are at greater risk of an accident

Employers want to do everything they can to reduce the odds that an employee will get in a car accident on the job. One thing they can focus on is reducing employee fatigue, as reports show that tired workers are more likely to be involved in accidents.

Employers can't retaliate, even for a denied workers' comp claim

When employees decide to file workers' compensation claims, they are automatically protected by the law. Employers cannot retaliate against them because of the claims. Doing so infringes on the employees' rights, and it can create an atmosphere in which workers are nervous to file even valid claims.

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