Carolina Car Accidents: A Growing Problem
In South Carolina, fatalities increased from 969 in 2003 to 1,066 in 2007, ranking it 15th nationwide in number of traffic fatalities.
In North Carolina, fatalities increased from 1,553 in 2003 to 1,675 in 2007, ranking it 5th nationwide in the number of traffic fatalities. Only Alaska and the District of Columbia saw larger increases.
In fact, the continued increase in fatal traffic accidents in the Carolinas bucks a national trend that saw a four percent decrease in nationwide fatalities.
Nearly half of all fatalities in both states occurred in passenger cars.