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Crash Injures Several Close to Palmetto Point Boulevard in Horry County, South Carolina (SC)

August 09, 2020

HORRY COUNTY, SC- writes that a crash left four people injured this week in Horry County. The victims suffered severe injuries in the incident, which involved three vehicles and resulted in some of the victims becoming trapped inside their car.*

The incident occurred in the late afternoon close to Palmetto Point. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is handling the investigation into the collision. 

South Carolina has a poor track record when it comes to road safety. The Palmetto State is at the top of the list in terms of the states with the highest numbers of fatal drunk driving collisions. The study used data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and found that 44 percent of South Carolina’s traffic accidents were the result of drunk drivers. The average throughout the nation is 31 percent. In neighboring North Carolina, the percentage of fatal collisions caused by drunk drivers is slightly lower than the national average at 29 percent, and in Georgia, only 25 percent of all fatal accidents are caused by drunk drivers. The state with the lowest proportion of fatalities caused by drunk drivers was Utah, with just seventeen percent. 

Safety advocates express frustration with the fact that people in the state do not seem to be getting the message to not drive when they have been consuming alcohol. 

While convincing drivers to be responsible may never fully prevent people from getting behind the wheel after drinking, technology may be able to eliminate this dangerous behavior. 

Advocates working to prevent drunk driving are in support of technology that will sense whether a person was drinking as soon as that individual sits in the driver’s seat. Such systems, which sense impairment based on the person’s skin and breath, are already in the works. 

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