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South Carolina Highway Patrol Crash Data Reveals Fatal Accidents Are on the Rise

July 29, 2021

SOUTH CAROLINA - A news article published on reports that fatal traffic accidents are starting to rise again in South Carolina. The number of deadly accidents in the state dropped last year during the coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders. According to crash data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, there have been over 460 fatal collisions in the first half of 2021, as compared to 430 fatal accidents during the first half of 2020. In those accidents, more than 500 people were tragically killed this year compared with 486 in 2020. 

South Carolina Home to Several of Nation's Deadliest Roadways

August 19, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC- writes that five roads in South Carolina made the list of the deadliest highways in the nation. The roads include Interstate 95, Interstate 26, Interstate 20, Highway 17, and Interstate 85. The list, which includes the 25 deadliest roads, was developed using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).*

South Carolina Ranks Sixth in the U.S. for Bad Driving

July 16, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC— A study recently released by company, Insurify, ranked South Carolina as having a higher car crash accident rate than 43 other states in the United States. Insurify mined data and researched over 2.5 million auto insurance applicants to determine which state has the highest accident rate overall. 

Horry County Has the Highest Number of Traffic Accident Deaths in South Carolina

May 27, 2020

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. - According to a news report published on, Horry County has the greatest number of traffic accident-related deaths in South Carolina.  The report indicates that in 2019 there were 738 people who tragically lost their lives on South Carolina roads. Sixty-one of those fatalities are from crashes that occurred in Horry County.  This is substantial, showing that more than 8% of South Carolina's traffic deaths occurred in Horry County in 2019.

South Carolina Ranks in the Ten Worst States for Speeding

April 21, 2020

SOUTH CAROLINA- The writes that drivers in South Carolina rank fourth in the nation when it comes to receiving speeding violations. Statistics indicate that more than sixteen percent of the state's motorists have been ticketed for speed-related infringements. Nearly three percent of the motorists have suspended driver's licenses.*

Dangerous Driving Behaviors

April 13, 2020

SOUTH CAROLINA- writes that while drivers often complain about bad drivers in their state, some states are actually worse than others. A recent study stated that South Carolina is tied in eleventh place with Kentucky when it comes to the worst drivers in the United States.*

Semi Strikes Van Killing Ten-Year-Old in Tragic Jacksonville Crash

January 18, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, FL- writes that a boy tragically died in a horrific crash that took place on Highway 301 earlier this week. The incident occurred when an eastbound tractor-trailer crossed over the centerline in the roadway and slid into the westbound lanes. Reports indicate that the truck flipped onto its side and hit the Honda van in which the boy and his mother were traveling.*

Motorcyclist Fatalities on the Rise in South Carolina

January 16, 2020

The number of deadly traffic accidents involving motorcyclists rose in South Carolina in 2019, according to data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. The reasons for the increase are varied, but many officials and motorcycle advocates say distracted and inattentive driving played major roles.

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