vision to zero traffic fatalities.
The road to zero starts with you.
& Heavy Trucks
Involves vehicle leaving travel lane
or roadway and striking fixed objects or vehicle.
Occupants not wearing
a proper safety belt.
Includes young drivers age 15-29
and older drivers 65 and older.
Involves not only speeding but
driving too fast for conditions.
Includes motorcycles, bicycles,
pedestrians and mopeds.
work zones and railroad crossings.
Includes driving under the
influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
& Heavy Trucks
Involves vehicles of a greater
size and weight.
multi-tasking while driving.
If your vehicle leaves the road, do not overcorrect, but reduce speed and then safely maneuver the vehicle back on the road.
Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective means of saving lives and reducing injuries in crashes.
& Older Drivers
Supervised driver training for young drivers for at least 6 months; attend safety educational programs (i.e. Alive @ 25); buckle up, slow down, and avoid distractions.
Injury and fatalities increase with speed.
Increase visibility to drivers by wearing reflective or bright colored clothing; helmets are effective in preventing motorcycle, moped, and bicycle deaths.
40% of all crashes occur at intersections. Obey all traffic control devices.
In South Carolina, more people die each year at the hands of an alcohol impaired driver than are murdered.
Alcohol slows the reflexes and decreases the ability to react. If drinking, do not drive.
Give Big Trucks
In fatal collisions involving large trucks, the truck driver contributed only 32% of the time. Increase driver awareness around trucks.
Your chance of being involved in a crash is 23 times more likely while texting than driving while not distracted.