South Carolina Car Insurance

Residents, Cars & Insurance Information on The State of South Carolina

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Population and Drivers

South Carolina has a 4,723,723 total residents, 3,762,790 of those are 16 or over. 1,798,662 registred licensed male drivers, 52.05%, and 1,657,269 are licensed female drivers, 47.95%, which brings the total of drivers to 3,455,931.

Cars, Buses and Motorcycles:

1,712,854 cars are registred to drive on the roads of South Carolina. 1,695,615 private/commercial and 17,239 are publicly owned. 17,084 buses in total, 5,661 private/commercial and 11,423 are publicly owned.
As for motorcycles, there are total of 112,239 bikes, 111,770 registred private/commercial and 469 public property. Overall, there are approximatly 3,896,832 registred vehicles in Alabama.

Speed Limits

Cars are limited to 70 mph in urban areas and 70 mph in rural areas. Trucks are limited to 55 mph in urban roads and 70 mph in rural ones.

Auto Insurance Requirements

Driving in South Carolina mandate a 25/50/25 coverage:
Bodily Injury (BI) & Physical Damage Liability (PD) Liability, Uninsured Motorist (UM) at $25,000, $50,000, $25,000.

Uninsured Drivers

11.00% of South Carolina drivers are estimated to be driving uninsured according to Insurance Research Council on 2009. Which ranks South Carolina #30 among states where drivers take to the road without car insurance.

Bad and Worst Drivers - The Scores

When compared with other states, South Carolina scores 49 on fatalities per 100 miles, 29 on failure to obey traffic laws, 49 of drunk driving, 38 on tickets and 50 on careless driving. Overall, South Carolina ranks #2 for worst drivers.

Most Stolen Vehicles

1994 Honda Accord is the most stolen car in South Carolina, according to a study from National Insurance Crime Bureau. Top 10 are:
1. 1994 Honda Accord
2. 1997 Ford F150 Pickup
3. 1997 Ford Explorer
4. 1989 Chevrolet Caprice
5. 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup
6. 1996 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
7. 1997 Ford Taurus
8. 1994 Honda Civic
9. 1997 Ford Ranger
10. 1995 Ford Crown Victoria

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