Oconee wrong end on highway safety list

August 13, 2013

A list put together by the motor club AAA places Oconee and Pickens among the state’s most dangerous counties for motorcycle accidents. The most dangerous county for motorcycle collisions and injurious motorcycle crashes was Horry County, home to Myrtle Beach. After Horry, other counties ranked as the best chance of being in a motorcycle collision were Oconee, Pickens, Greenvlle, and Marlboro. For fatal motorcycle crashes Oconee, Williamsburg, Clarendon, Lancaster and Edgefield ranked in the top five. And for fatal crashes for vehicle miles traveled in 2012 Oconee, Williamsburg, Allendale, Saluda and Laurens ranked most dangerous. Combined, those counties accounted for 65 fatal crashes.

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