Tragic Car Crash Kills One on Interstate 95 in Yemassee, South Carolina
YEMASSEE, SC- Wsav.com writes that a collision between three vehicles on Interstate 95 over the weekend killed one person. The wreck slowed traffic while cleanup crews worked to clear the scene. The authorities have not yet identified the driver.*
Car accident statistics show a grim picture for drivers in the state. A recent report indicated that South Carolina is one of the five worst states when it comes to roadway safety. In the most recent year, the state found itself ranking third out of all 50 states, but for four years running, it has been in the top five.
Many locals say they are not surprised by the numbers because they witness aggressive driving daily in the area. However, the AAA says that drivers may not be entirely to blame. AAA Carolinas reports that the roads are creating the problem and increasing the chances of collisions. Many of the roads in the state are in rural areas, and rural roadways tend to be more hazardous. Without shoulders and other safeguards that are often found in more populated parts of the country, many roads in South Carolina are unforgiving and will not allow drivers much of an opportunity to correct small errors.
While experts hope that the report will encourage defensive driving practices, many say that the real need for change is in infrastructure and law enforcement. The roads should have lower speed limits, and speed cameras could be placed in high-risk areas.
While the numbers are disturbing, there are clear ways to improve the safety of drivers in the state. All that is needed is momentum to accomplish a positive change.
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Source:https://www.wsav.com/news/traffic/traffic-all-i-95-sb-lanes-closed-at-mm38-due-to-5-car-crash-with-serious-injuries/ and https://www.postandcourier.com/news/study-ranks-south-carolina-drivers-third-worst-in-nation/article_c9779a80-b669-11e6-958f-cf5db67f00c1.html
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