bicycle accidents

South Carolina Bicycle Accident Attorneys

South Carolina is one of the most dangerous states for bicyclists. In fact, South Carolina had the steepest drop in the League of American Bicyclists’ rankings of the best states for bicyclists, sliding all the way from a rank of 15th in 2008 to 47th in 2015, NPR reported.

In its 2017 rankings, the organization placed South Carolina 41 out of 50, as a result of its five bicycle-friendly communities, 21 bicycle-friendly businesses, and three bicycle-friendly universities.

Out of the 50 states, South Carolina ranked 40th in infrastructure and funding, 29th in education and encouragement, 32nd in legislation and enforcement, 18th in policies and programs, and 47th in evaluation and planning.

South Carolina was 46th in safety, with a rate of 22.1 fatalities per 10,000 bike commuters.

It’s clear that safety is a significant issue for bicycle riders in South Carolina. Bicyclists share the roads with motor vehicles, and negligent drivers often cause devastating accidents.