Car Collisions: Numbers & Statistics for the United States & South Carolina

On average, there are 6 million car accidents in the U.S. a year
2.35 million people are injured or disabled from car accidents in the U.S. every year
37,641 people died in car accidents in 2016
8,000 people killed in crashes that involve young drivers ages 16-20
Causes of Death [2016]
10,487 people died due to drunk driving
10, 428 people died due to not wearing a seat belt
10,111 people died due to speeding
3,450 people died due to distracted driving
South Carolina Statistics [2016]
There was one fatal collision in South Carolina every 9.3 hours in 2016.
One person injured in a car accident every 8.5 minutes in SC.
1,015 people died in fatal car accidents in SC in 2016
386 of the drivers that died were under the influence of alcohol
How to Stay Safe on the Road

  • Stay distraction free. No texting!
  • Don’t drive tired.
  • Never drink and drive.
  • Take your car in for regular tune ups.

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