A new report found South Carolina has the nation’s highest fatality rate along rural roads.
The transportation research group TRIP cited federal data in its report released Tuesday which calculate 3.82 deaths per every 100 million vehicle miles traveled along South Carolina’s country roads. While the number may not seem like a lot, it is 22 percent higher than the next-worst state California at 3.19 deaths.
“A significant challenge in South Carolina is to reduce serious crashes and even more so traffic fatalities on its rural roads,” the group’s spokesman Rocky Moretti said. [Read more…]