TAKE A STAND: Holiday travel

WCSC - TAKE A STAND: Holiday travel

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - We all like to be number one and be the best, but South Carolina should not be proud of a recent nationwide ranking.

A new report released by a transportation research group ranks the Palmetto State number six in the nation for interstate traffic fatalities.

So far, 442 people have died on South Carolina highways this year. As we start the long Fourth of July weekend, a lot of people will be on the road.

AAA says with lower gas prices, 43 million people will be traveling this holiday weekend.

Whether you travel by car, plane or boat, we should heed the reminder from the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Buckle up, never drive under the influence, never ever text and drive and obey the speed limit. Also, driving slow in the fast lane can be just as dangerous.

Have a fun, but most importantly, have a safe July 4th holiday.

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