Two-Vehicle Crash Injures Two on Highway 544 in Horry County, South Carolina (SC)
HORRY COUNTY, SC- Wpde.com writes that a crash took place in Horry County that injured two people this week. The incident occurred in the early evening. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is now investigating. The cause of the crash is not yet readily apparent.*
Car crashes are typically caused by human error. Although bad weather and vehicle malfunctions may occasionally impact the chances of a crash taking place, the vast majority of a vehicle collisions are the result of people making one of several common driving-related errors. Distracted driving, including the use of a smartphone, but also other behaviors that make a person's attention away from the wheel, leads to many crashes every year. Thousands of people are killed by distracted drivers throughout the United States annually. In South Carolina, distracted driving is undoubtedly one of the state's many road safety issues.
Safety advocates criticize South Carolina for having laws that are too lenient when it comes to distracted motorists. The state does not yet have a hands-free law preventing drivers from using electronics while operating their cars. Additionally, citations for distracted driving when they are issued are for miner fees. Many feel that a 25-dollar ticket is not enough of a deterrent to prevent people from using their phones while operating their cars. Distracted driving is not the only issue causing danger on South Carolina's roads.
The state is also one of the worst in the nation when it comes to drunk driving crashes. Both South and North Carolina are among the ten worst places in the country when it comes to impaired motorists. Other factors that frequently lead to crashes include speeding and failure to yield. Advances in vehicle technology is helping to prevent many crashes.
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