Man Killed in Tragic Crash in Spartanburg County, South Carolina (SC)
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC- Wspa.com writes that a crash took place in Spartanburg County that led to the death of a 29-year-old man. The incident occurred last week at the intersection of Stone Station Road and Carolina Country Club Road and involved two vehicles.*
Following the wreck, the injured driver was transported to the Spartanburg Medical Center. Sadly, the man died in the hospital this week. The collision is still being investigated.
Intersections are known to be dangerous. About 25 percent of traffic deaths in the United States occur at intersections. When cars traveling in many different directions meet, there are plenty of opportunities for something to go wrong. One way to improve safety at intersections is to completely change the design.
Studies suggest that roundabouts are far safer than are cross-section intersections. While people sometimes suspect that roundabouts will be frustrating or slow traffic down, studies show this concern is unfounded. While any new traffic feature will have a learning curve, roundabouts are more efficient than traditional intersections and reduce the rate of crashes. In fact, severe collisions are much less of a problem in roundabouts as compared to traditional cross-section intersections. Vehicles in a roundabout move more slowly, and all travel in the same direction. As such, the opportunity for a crash declines significantly with this traffic feature.
The Washington State Department of Transportation conducted a study on roundabouts and found that the number of overall traffic accidents drops 37 percent when a roundabout is used to replace a traditional intersection. Injury crashes drop by 75 percent, and fatal accidents drop by 90 percent. Pedestrians also fare better with this traffic feature.
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