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Driving while intoxicated leads to motor vehicle accidents

Unfortunately, driving while under the influence of alcohol continues to be a very real problem in South Carolina. It is common knowledge that getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. Despite increased public awareness and efforts by police forces across the country to combat this problem, drunk driving continues to be one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in America.

In South Carolina, deadly motor vehicle accidents are on the rise

Drivers these days face an abundance of dangers. In the United States, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for those under 50 years of age. A recent crash involving three vehicles claimed the life of one person in Richland County, South Carolina. The accident occurred during the afternoon hours at a popular intersection.

Motor vehicle accidents: Motorcyclist killed in recent crash

South Carolina is home to an abundance of scenic roadways that are frequented by motorcyclists throughout the year. However, motorcyclists often face unique challenges and risks that may not be present for those who are traveling by automobile. Due to their smaller size, motorcycles can be harder for other motorists to spot, which can increase the odds for an accident. Since motorcyclists are completely exposed with minimal protection, motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are more likely to result in serious injury or death.

Motor vehicle accidents: Roadways are becoming hazardous

Roadways across the state of South Carolina are more dangerous than ever before. Higher traffic volumes mean highways are constantly congested, especially in popular vacation spots along the coast. Every year, thousands of people visit South Carolina because it is one of the most beautiful states in the country. However, the sudden influx of visitors also makes this state one of the most treacherous in which to drive. The number of motor vehicle accidents has risen dramatically in recent years.

Deadly motor vehicle accidents are rising on Interstates

During the summer months, Interstate highways across the state of South Carolina are frequently congested and very dangerous. Not only are these roadways crowded with tourists and vacationers, but also commercial traffic as recent economic growth has spawned an increased need for the transportation of merchandise and other goods. Since large vehicles such as tractor-trailers are sharing the same roads as smaller passenger vehicles, motor vehicle accidents on South Carolina interstates are more likely to result in serious injuries or fatalities. Recently, an accident involving tractor-trailers along I-26 in Charleston resulted in the death of a woman.

Motorcyclists are more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents

Its no secret that motorcycles are more dangerous than most vehicles. Those traveling on motorcycles are totally exposed to the elements and are less protected. South Carolina helmet laws say that motorcyclists over the age of 21 are not required to wear a helmet, so this can mean even less protection in the event of an accident. Out of all motor vehicle accidents, those involving motorcycles are most likely to be fatal.

Summer is the peak time for motor vehicle accidents

Tourists from all over the country flock to South Carolina during the summer months to enjoy the beautiful beaches and the abundance of entertainment available throughout the state. As great as this is for the economy, it can also spur a rise in motor vehicle accidents due to the sudden influx of traffic on roadways. Just going for a short drive can result in a serious accident. Despite stringent, updated traffic laws and safer vehicles, serious and fatal accidents are continuing to rise year after year in South Carolina.

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash leaves motorcyclist dead

The majority of highways and major arteries across the state of South Carolina these days experience high volumes of traffic and are constantly congested. Although these conditions are dangerous for any motorist, they are extremely dangerous for motorcyclists. Motorcyclists are totally exposed to the elements, so any kind of accident involving a motorcycle could quickly turn fatal. In the last few years, deadly motor vehicle accidents have increased dramatically across South Carolina.

Motor vehicle accidents: Woman charged with DUI after fatal crash

These days, just getting from point A to point B in South Carolina can be a perilous endeavor. Motorists across the state are frequently forced to deal with congested roadways and, often, reckless and impaired drivers. Motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk or impaired drivers can be a very traumatic experience. In Laurens county, a recent fatal crash left a woman facing several felony DUI charges.

Motor vehicle accidents are increasing across South Carolina

As traffic increases across the state of South Carolina, getting behind the wheel of an automobile and taking a short drive is an activity that can be fraught with risk. Motor vehicle accidents are on the rise across the state. Any accident that results in injuries or death can be extremely traumatic for all those involved.

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