The number of fatal car accidents is decreasing in South Carolina, according to news reports .
In 2010, there were 806 highway deaths, compared to 894 in 2009, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. So far in 2011, the number of car accidents are down as well. So far, there are 20 less highway deaths this year compared to the same time frame last year.
The number of fatal car accidents is also down nationwide. Highway deaths are at its lowest since 1949 during the Truman administration, according to news reports.
However, despite the decrease the Highway Patrol said it wants to continue helping prevent fatal car accidents through education and seatbelt and dui enforcement, according to news reports.
“One life is too many when you are talking about traffic fatalities. Our goal is at zero. We know we have more work to do,” said the Highway Patrol.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney , I’m happy to see the number of car accident deaths reducing. I urge drivers to continue to pay attention while driving, never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and always follow the rules of the road, including speed limits and stop signs, when driving to further prevent life-threatening car accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .