36% of all S.C. traffic fatalities involve alcohol

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

Traffic fatalities are up 11% in South Carolina, many of those crashes involve alcohol. Using public index records, analysts at Quotewizard.com found that alcohol was involved in 36% of fatal crashes in South Carolina.

Key Findings for South Carolina:

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  • 21% of crashes involved someone severely impaired
  • 22 DUI arrests were made per 10k registered drivers
  • Fatal crashes are up 18% nationwide since 2020

What is the Most Dangerous Road in South Carolina?

According to a report by Iheart.com, Interstate 95 is the most dangerous roadway in South Carolina. I-95 stretches from the N.C. border south to Savanna, Georgia. I-95 is the most popular road in S.C. traveling to destinations like Savannah right past the South Carolina border. The interstate currently has a federally required mandate for state repairs.

With such a high volume of cars, traffic crashes are inevitable and often fatal.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is currently widening I-95 from the Savannah River to U.S. 278. Other portions of the interstate are soon scheduled to be improved around the Florence, S.C. area.

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