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Crashes Lead to Delays on Interstate 95 in Hardeeville, South Carolina (SC)

August 16, 2020

HARDEEVILLE, SC- writes that multiple southbound crashes on Interstate 95 led to delays in the area this week. The incidents occurred close to the border of Georgia in the evening.*

In some instances, crashes take place in clusters because one occurrence leads to other accidents. A secondary crash is one that happens in the wake of a separate collision. One study indicated that more than nine percent of all crashes are secondary collisions. The probability of a secondary crash taking place rises the longer that it takes for the first crash scene to be cleared from the roadway. The increased traffic density and the distraction caused by the earlier incident create a higher risk of something else going wrong. 

The study indicates that if crash scenes are cleared more quickly, the rate of secondary collisions, and therefore crashes overall, would also decline. 

Overall, South Carolina would benefit from anything that reduced the high number of severe traffic accidents that drivers experience in the state. South Carolina is by some measures, the third deadliest state in the country when it comes to traffic accidents. 

When viewed per capita, the Palmetto State had 20.5 fatalities caused by car accidents for every 100,000 residents. The only two states with worst numbers were Alabama, where 21.3 fatalities occur for every 100,000 residents, and Mississippi, which came in first place with a rate of 23.1 deaths for every 100,000 residents. Some traffic experts suspect that South Carolina's insufficient distracted driving laws are one of the reasons that the state's crash-related death toll is so close to the top of the list.  

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