A study from the University of Minnesota out today says rural Minnesota drivers are more complacent than their urban counterparts.
“The most interesting thing about the research is that people were willing to tell us the truth about their behaviors – that rural drivers aren’t wearing their seatbelt and think that drunk driving isn’t that dangerous, so education may help prevent crashes for these risk factors,” researcher Mick Rakauskas said in a U of M release.
Last month, the U released a study showing more fatalities on rural roads in state’s that do not have seat belt laws.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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