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The Facts About Speeding

  • According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety‚Äôs Strategic Highway Safety Plan, speed ranks in the top five factors in fatal and severe injury collisions in South Carolina.
  • Nationally, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities for more than two decades.
  • Nationally, there was 12,151 speed-related fatalities in 2022.
  • Nationally, in 2022, 35 percent of male drivers aged 15-20 years old were involved in speed-related collisions.