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Report: S.C. Ranks Second in Holiday Highway DUI Deaths

In a new study, the team at Niznik Behavioral Health has analyzed data spanning from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) from 2013-2017 to examine holiday-related fatalities in America and how the data have changed over time Fatality Analysis Reporting System to uncover how safe the roads really are. Unfortunately, South Carolina stood out:

  • South Carolina ranks second for the deadliest state for drinking and driving during the holidays, only behind Missouri
  • July 4th, in particular, is the most dangerous holiday for drinking and driving in S.C.
  • Nationwide, summer holidays are the deadliest—Fourth of July has the largest percent of monthly fatalities (15%) but Memorial Day and Labor Day are tied for second (13%)

Compared to an average day, crash fatalities involving alcohol increase about five times during holidays and considering South Carolina is one of the deadliest states for drivers, your readers at Anderson Observer want to know the risks involved before getting behind the wheel.

View the full Niznik report here.

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