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Upstate counties top lists for dangerous driving

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Top 5 counties for crash statistics in all categories. (Source: AAA) Top 5 counties for crash statistics in all categories. (Source: AAA)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County is in the top five most dangerous countries for collisions for the third year in a row, according to AAA Carolinas' annual list.

Greenville County ranked second on the list, only behind Charleston County, the AAA said in their report.

AAA said Greenville County averaged 334.5 crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. This is just behind Charleston Counties, which averaged 342.4 crashes per 100 million vehicle miles.

Pickens County is fifth on the list, with an average of 268.1 crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. Although it didn't appear in the top five for 2011, Pickens ranked fourth for collisions in 2010, according to the AAA.

Oconee County ranks highest on the list for "best chance of being in a fatal crash on a motorcycle." Pickens, Greenwood and Greenville Counties were in the top five for being injured in a crash on a motorcycle, the AAA said on their list.

AAA said overall, fatal motorcycle crashes in South Carolina increased 3 percent from 104 in 2011 to 107 in 2012, accounting for 13 percent of all fatal traffic crashes.

"Consistently high rankings for being one of the most dangerous countries in the state should be a wake-up call for better traffic enforcement or road design," said David E. Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas.

Union County, with a single traffic fatality in 2012, offered the best chance of not being in a fatal crash, according to AAA.

The statistics are based on 2012 crash data, according to AAA.

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