Charleston Port and Truck Accident Dangers
The Port of Charleston is growing and thriving, which is a good thing for the area’s economy. As economic activity at the port increases, it means more truck traffic on Interstate 26.
This major east-west interstate – the longest in South Carolina – is already experiencing overcapacity that makes travel dangerous. With more traffic into and out of the port, the risks are likely to get worse.
The Port of Charleston is the fourth busiest container port in the United States and handles more than $3 million in cargo every hour. The port “exists to drive economic investment to South Carolina,” and the port’s expansion brings more jobs to the area.