Website Declares South Carolina Drivers Number 2 in Nation for Worst Driving
A new report through the website CarInsuranceComparison.com claims that South Carolina drivers are among the worst in the nation.
According to the website, the survey gathered data using 5 criteria: fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, failure to obey, drunk driving, number of issued tickets, and careless, or reckless, driving.
South Carolina drivers were the worst when it came to careless driving, which looked at pedestrians and cyclists killed per 100,000 people. The statistic came from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. The state’s drivers are also next to the bottom for percentage of fatalities related to alcohol, and fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.
Only Louisiana’s drivers ranked worse than South Carolina drivers, because the state’s drivers were worse at obeying traffic signals and wearing seatbelts, and received more tickets.
The list’s worst drivers come from Southern States. The complete list is:
2. South Carolina
8. North Carolina
10. North Dakota
South Carolina Drivers Have Their Own Notorious YouTube Channel
A YouTube user and SC resident has chronicled, on film, how bad South Carolina Drivers actually are.
User HaloMasterMind117 reportedly used a dashcam to capture over 100 videos, all posted to his channel, of terrible South Carolina drivers.
“This is a channel devoted to exposing bad drivers. I also try to use it for educational purposes on driving safety,” HaloMasterMind117’s YouTube bio says. “I mainly film around the greater Columbia, SC area, but I have ventured to cities such as but not limited to Rock Hill, Greenwood, Florence, Orangeburg, Charleston, and Georgetown.”
“… I have lived in both New York City and Los Angeles, each for about 4 years, so please do not tell me that I should visit there.”
Despite South Carolina drivers’ terrible reputation, however, many counties and cities in the state are making an effort to curb the problem. Charleston recently passed a ban on texting and driving, after several counties and townships around the large city banned the practice. The state legislature is now considering similar legislation for the entirely of South Carolina. Police forces regularly crack down on drunk drivers, including the notorious 5 Points area of Columbia, as well.
The Strom Law Firm Can Help South Carolina Drivers with Reckless Driving and Accident-Related Charges
South Carolina drivers face serious penalties from law enforcement if they practice reckless driving, drunk or impaired driving, or fail to use their seatbelts. In SC, if you accumulate a total of 12 points your license may be suspended. Your license may also be suspended if you fail to pay your traffic ticket within 12 months of the day it is issued.
If you have been pulled over and charged with reckless driving, distracted driving, texting while driving, or other traffic offenses, you may need a solid defense to help lower your ticket or keep you out of jail. Whether you are charged with a two-point violation, four-point violation, or even a six-point violation, you need to make sure that your driver’s license is protected. Defense attorneys at Strom Law Firm, LLC offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case. Contact us today at 803.252.4800