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Attention Charleston Drivers: More Traffic Accidents In Rural Regions Than Cities

Attention Charleston Drivers: More Traffic Accidents In Rural Regions Than Cities

South Carolina accident attorneys encourage drivers to take all necessary precautions when operating a motor vehicle, regardless of whether you live in the city like Charleston or the countryside like in Beaufort.

According to a new traffic accident study, driving in the city is actually much safer than in the countryside, where more car accidents occur.

Results of the study show that the risk of fatal accidents is 40% higher for the population inhabiting suburban districts than for those living in the city. For people living in the countryside, the risk of dying in traffic is two or three times as high. In rural districts, the risk of severe injury is 70-100% higher than in cities. Minor accidents with slight injuries tend to be more common in the city. These types of accidents are much more common than accidents with severe injuries or fatalities, which is probably the reason cities have a bad image for safety of driving.

The study also showed that members of all age groups were safer when driving in the city. With young adults and new drivers, the accident risk in rural areas is 10 to 20 times as high as in cities. Also, in the city, many people use public transportation rather than their own car if they plan on drinking alcohol, whereas in the countryside there are fewer options for public transportation and people are more likely to drive.

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