Crash Reported on Old Aiken Road in North Augusta, South Carolina (SC)
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC- Wrdw.com writes that a crash occurred this week in North Augusta, South Carolina.*
The incident happened on old Aiken Road close to Powerhouse Road in the midafternoon. Reports did not indicate whether anyone sustained injuries or the severity of any injuries. No information is available regarding the cause of the crash.
When it comes to car crashes, South Carolina has a poor record. The state ranks among the worst in the nation in several categories. Some studies indicate that South Carolina is among the top ten states when it comes to deadly drunk driving-related incidents. North Carolina also ranked among the top ten. Drunk drivers are involved in more than 10,000 crash-related fatalities every year in the United States.
Studies indicate that South Carolina also has a bad track record when it comes to distracted driving. Distracted driving is often associated with the use of technology, such as smartphones, while driving. Texting and driving, in particular, has become a serious risk to motorists. Although texting and driving are illegal in South Carolina, the state's distracted driving law is difficult to enforce because it is not a complete ban on handheld electronic devices. Police officers struggle to enforce the law when it is difficult to show that a driver was using a phone for a prohibited purpose like texting rather than for one that is permitted.
The state also has been criticized for having fines that are too low to serve as a deterrent. Few tickets are issued to drivers in South Carolina for distracted driving. These issues are likely leading to more collisions in the Palmetto State. Sadly, South Carolina is one of several states that experienced an increase in fatal collisions in 2019. Most of the country experienced a drop in these tragic accidents.
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