South Carolina continues to rank poorly in driver safety. While Northern and Midwestern states typically are the most dangerous for drunken driving, the Palmetto state is now ranking in the top 10.
According to greenvilleonline.com, “South Carolina’s worst ranking was the fatality rank category where it landed at No. 3 worst. Statistics show 50 percent of fatal accidents in SC involve alcohol in some way.”
This fact may be a surprise to some since South Carolina actually has some of the toughest DUI penalties. Even first time offenders face extremely high fines, jail time, license suspensions, mandatory alcohol education programs and interlock devices.
According to a study published by USA Today, North Dakota was the highest ranking state for fatalities and DUI arrests in 2015. Montana came in at number two.