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Should the Blood Alcohol Concentration Legal Limit Be Lowered?

In 1998, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) implemented “a national limit, under which it would be illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher” to deter impaired driving. (one.nhtsa.gov) At that time, the number .08 BAC was chosen for the following reasons: Most drivers are […]

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Motor Vehicle Fatality Rate Spikes, Despite COVID-19 Lockdown

In March 2020, states across the country implemented stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It would make sense that virtually empty roadways would mean less vehicle accidents resulting in less fatalities. In actuality, the roadways became more lethal! “A new National Safety Council report finds that the number of motor vehicle fatalities per miles […]

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Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that […]

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2017 – A 29-Year High for Trucking Fatalities

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities from large truck accidents reached a 29-year high in 2017. While deaths from big truck crashes rose 9%, there was a decline of 2% in overall deaths from car crashes. That 9% represents an additional 392 lives lost (out of a total 4,761 for 2017). […]

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Fatalities from Drivers Running Red Lights Hit 10-Year High

Next time you think about running a red light, consider these statistics. In 2017, 939 people were killed when someone plowed through a red light. That is at least two people a day! A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concluded that fatalities in red-light collisions increased in 2017, for the fifth year […]

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Effects of Secondhand Drinking

Misusing alcohol not only affects the person doing the drinking, but also everyone who crosses paths with that person. More than likely, you have never heard of the term Secondhand Drinking (SHD), “yet, secondhand drinking can forever alter people’s lives.”(BreakingtheCycles.com) What is Secondhand Drinking? Very similar to Secondhand Smoke, the term Secondhand Drinking “describes the […]

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Share the Road: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

How appropriate that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, during which the Grand Strand features two major motorcycle rallies. This time of year, South Carolina Highway Department (SCDP) responds to more motorcycle wrecks than at any other time of year. The Grand Strand Medical Center trauma team is getting ready for “bike month”, making sure […]

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SC Ranked 10th Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

Even though Americans are walking less, U.S. pedestrian deaths have risen by 45% since 2010. Cities are encouraging residents to walk and bike, but have not updated city streets (designed largely for motor vehicles) to accommodate pedestrians. Roads have been “engineered for fast-moving and unhindered vehicular traffic, with few pedestrian crossings…” (FastCompany.com) Where there are […]

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Drowsy Driving Comparable to Drunk Driving

The holidays are quickly approaching, and there will be many travelers on the roads, many driving after a long day at work. Some will be driving after getting virtually no sleep. Our busy lives can make the roads a dangerous place, especially when so many are on the roads. Fatigue can be caused by many […]

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Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

While any traffic accident or crash can be incredibly scary, the impact of a truck colliding with an automobile can be enormously destructive. It becomes even more damaging if the collision happens at highway speeds. In most cases, trucking accidents can be catastrophic with a high number of fatalities and severe injuries. These accidents often […]