Report: South Carolina has the 2nd worst drivers in US - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Report: South Carolina has the 2nd worst drivers in US

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

He goes by the screen name "HaloMasterMind117" and from the volume of material he's posted on YouTube, it's clear he spends a lot of time on the road, particularly here in the Columbia area -- doing so with a video camera, usually pointed forward, to document what other drivers are doing.

Quite often, it's pretty scary stuff. Cars veering into others lanes, ignoring traffic signs and signals, near misses left and right.

A few days ago, HaloMasterMind offered up video collection number 100, in a series called "Bad Drivers of South Carolina." It's the type of driving that has led the Palmetto State to earn a dubious distinction in a new survey: the second worst drivers in America, second only to those in Louisiana.

It's the kind of risky and often inexplicable motor vehicle maneuvering that Richland County Sgt. Mike Pearson has seen for the last three years working with the department's traffic enforcement unit.

Despite that ranking, released by an insurance web site called CarInsuranceComparison.com, South Carolina drivers don't seem to be paying a correspondingly high rate for their coverage.

A spokesman for the South Carolina Insurance News Service says rates here tend to stack up in the middle compared to other states.

The South Carolina Department of Insurance says at last report, which was about three years ago, drivers in Louisiana averaged just under $1,300 in premiums. Meanwhile, in South Carolina, premiums are not quite $850 -- well below the national average.

Copyright 2013 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • NewsNewsMore>>

  • Park Service: Rising sea levels threaten some Georgia parks

    Park Service: Rising sea levels threaten some Georgia parks

    Sunday, May 27 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-05-27 23:22:03 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    A new study by the National Park Service found that rising sea levels threaten some national park land in Georgia.

    More >>

    A new study by the National Park Service found that rising sea levels threaten some national park land in Georgia.

    More >>
  • Tybee Island stays busy as Alberto looms

    Tybee Island stays busy as Alberto looms

    Sunday, May 27 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-05-27 23:15:09 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    As subtropical storm Alberto approaches the Florida Panhandle, some beaches in the greater Chatham county area are beginning to see the effects of the storm, including Tybee Island. 

    More >>

    As subtropical storm Alberto approaches the Florida Panhandle, some beaches in the greater Chatham county area are beginning to see the effects of the storm, including Tybee Island. 

    More >>
  • Alberto continues to bring rain as it makes its way to Florida

    Alberto continues to bring rain as it makes its way to Florida

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:29:14 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to bring heavy rain and a high risk for rip currents to the Gulf Coast.  Alberto is just west of Tampa and moving to north by northwest at 12mph.  Peak winds are 50 mph and no significant strengthening is expected as we head into Monday.

    More >>

    Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to bring heavy rain and a high risk for rip currents to the Gulf Coast.  Alberto is just west of Tampa and moving to north by northwest at 12mph.  Peak winds are 50 mph and no significant strengthening is expected as we head into Monday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly