SC Rated Poorly for Failing to Prevent Teen Car AccidentsMark Clore ·
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a new report, and South Carolina didn't fare well this time around. It seems that deadly Charleston car accidents among teens could be reduced by nearly half, if the state adopted policies that others have. South Carolina was Ranked the 10[th] Worst State for Teen Driver Policies IIHS is continually researching methods to make America's roadways safer, and analyzing policies as they stand today. As part of these efforts, the agency determined five policies that states should adopt, to reduce the number of fatal collisions involving teens. Throughout the America, only ten states could cut their teen fatalities by about half if they alter legislation. They are as follows:
- South Dakota -63%
- North Dakota -56%
- Iowa -55%
- Montana -53%
- Arkansas -50%
- Idaho -49%
- Missouri -48%
- New Mexico -47%
- Kansas -46%
- South Carolina -45%
- Raising the legal age for a learner's permit to age 16 could reduce fatal collisions by 13%, and the number of collision claims by 3%.
- Increasing the number of supervised practice hours required to 70 may reduce fatal collisions by 2% and collision claims by 8%.
- Raising the legal age for a license to 17 could reduce fatal collisions by 7%, and the number of collision claims by 19%.
- Making it unlawful for intermediate drivers to transport passengers while unsupervised could reduce fatal collisions by 21%, and the number of collision claims by 5%.
Charleston Car Accident AttorneyUnfortunately, sometimes no matter what rules and values we instill, our children can still be hurt by the actions of others. If your child was hurt in a collision, and he or she was not at fault, you may be entitled to compensation. A court can award funds to help cover medical bills, damage, losses, and even time you had to take off work to care for your son or daughter. If you'd like to have one of our lawyers evaluate your case, please contact us using our online form, or speak directly with an attorney now, by calling 1(800)610-2546.
Clore Law Group welcomes your questions about any issues concerning a serious personal injury, car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, business tort, or workplace injury. If you have a viable claim, we’ll explain the legal process. Since consultations are always free, there’s no cost in learning your legal options.