Oil County Traffic Safety Survey, 2012
There are two key gaps in the literature that must be addressed. First, although some studies have gauged motorists' ratings of overall safety and road conditions, none have focused exclusively on western North Dakota oil counties. Whereas some studies have split the state of North Dakota into various sections, those sections were often based on regional or geographic determinations; they are generally not split based on oil/non-oil development. Second, no study has examined perceptions of the ProgressZone: Moving Forward Safely program as it relates to improving road safety and understanding safety issues in terms of large truck/passenger vehicle interaction. The study focuses specifically on these two gaps in the literature.