We all like to think we’re good drivers. After all, you would never take your eyes off the road to read a text, get behind the wheel after having an extra drink or add a few MPH to your speed, right?
While we all wish that were true, statistics don’t lie, and the statistics say South Carolina is one of the most dangerous states for drivers. Even if you are among the best, that means you are sharing the road with people who are taking part in dangerous behaviors.
- The state is first in fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles driven
- The state ranks seventh in speeding and careless driving
- 1,015 people died in traffic accidents in the state in 2016
In addition to these factors, one ranking shows that South Carolina has the third worst drivers in the country. All of this isn’t meant to be a criticism of the people of this state, but it does show you the dangers every driver faces, even if they are taking precautions.
It’s important to be aware of these statistics, not only so you can stop yourself and others from displaying dangerous behaviors, but also so you can stay vigilant when driving. A car accident can cause devastating and life altering personal injuries, and being mindful of the risks when you get into a vehicle is the first step to staying safe.