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January 2014 Archives

Teenager charged with fatal pedestrian hit and run crash

Pedestrian deaths in auto crashes are all too prevalent in the United States and in South Carolina. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported that there were 4,743 pedestrians killed in a pedestrian accident in this country in 2012 which represented 17 percent of all traffic fatalities. This was a 6.4 percent increase from the 4,457 fatalities reported in the United States in 2012. Another 76,000 pedestrians were injured in 2012 in this nation which was a 10 percent increase from 2011. In South Carolina, according to the NHTSA, 123 pedestrians were killed by vehicles in 2012 while 113 deaths were reported for the previous year.

Greenville latest city to consider distracted driving ban

As reported in earlier blogs, South Carolina and Montana are the only two states that do not have a comprehensive ban on distracted driving. Cities in South Carolina have enacted differing bans on this behavior.

Retired nun killed by vehicle in North Charleston

Pedestrian deaths in automobile crashes are a fatal and pervasive presence on the roads in this nation and in South Carolina. In 2011, 4,432 pedestrians were killed and another 69,000 were injured in crashes in the United States. This translated into a pedestrian fatality every two hours and an injury every eight minutes. In South Carolina, 113 pedestrians were killed in 2011 and 123 were killed in 2012.

South Carolina seeks DUI prevention device

Drunk driving is a common and deadly presence on South Carolina's highways. In 2012, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the state suffered 358 deaths in drunk driving car crashes or approximately one fatality every day. This comprised 41 percent of traffic deaths in South Carolina for that year. During this year's holiday season, the NHTSA predicts 45 drunk driving fatalities each day in the United States. The nation suffered 10,322 deaths from drunk driving in 2012.

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