South Carolina is one of the most dangerous states for motorcycle riders. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, there were 135 motorcyclist deaths on South Carolina roadways last year. A report from the Post and Courier found that South Carolina's average fatality rate over a five-year period ending in 2015 was the second highest of states in the Southeast region. Nearly three-quarters of motorcycle riders who died on roadways in South Carolina over the past 10 years were not wearing a helmet at the time of their crashes. Riders are quick to point out a variety of factors that contribute to the fatality rate in South Carolina, including bad roads and inattentive drivers.