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Why Does South Carolina Constantly Rank At the Bottom in Bicycle Safety?

Columbia Injury Attorneys Talk Bicycle injury statistics are hard to come by, partly because police in many states don’t bother to file a report if the cyclist isn’t seriously injured. In some states, reports get filed only if a person is seriously injured or the motor vehicle sustains damage serious enough that it must be towed. Only a fraction of bicycle crashes are ever recorded by the police—possibly as few as 10 percent. Despite knowing that these numbers are underreported, the National Safety Council estimates that in 2012, as many as 49,000 bicyclists were injured and 726 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles. The total annual cost of bicyclist injuries and fatalities is over $4 billion. The emotional cost is far higher. How Does South Carolina Fare for Cyclists? Sadly, South Carolina ranks among the worst states for cyclist fatalities. In Charleston alone, only about two and a…
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