Deaths on SC roads lower than past years

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - Deaths on South Carolina roads continue to remain much lower compared to the past few years.

So far, 616 people have died in highway car crashes in 2010, which is down from 702 deaths during the same time last year. There were 724 deaths during the same time period in 2008 and 836 deaths in the same period in 2007.

There have been 41 fatalities in Charleston County, 23 in Berkeley County, 11 in Dorchester County, 34 in Orangeburg County and five in Georgetown County in 2010.

Through midnight Sunday, 63 motorcyclists, 63 pedestrians and 10 bicyclists have died on state roads and highways. There have been 34 fatal collisions where the use of seat belts is unknown.
More than 40 percent of the people who have died this year were not wearing seat belts.

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