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SC Senate Votes For Texting and Driving Ban

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SC Senate Passes Texting and Driving Ban, House Votes on Separate Bill South Carolina is one of the few states left in the US that does not have a statewide texting and driving ban. However, both the Senate and the House recently passed legislation to ban texting and driving across the Palmetto … [Read more...]

Beaufort Texting and Driving Ban Is Mostly Warnings

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Beaufort’s Texting and Driving Ban Focuses on Warning Drivers, Not Ticketing Them Local governments across the state of South Carolina have issued bans on texting and driving in the last year. One local government, Beaufort County, has had a texting and driving ban in place for about a year and a … [Read more...]

US Launches Campaign Against Distracted Driving

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Federal Campaign Against Distracted Driving Kicks Off with Awareness Month April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and this year, the US Department of Transportation kicks off the country’s first ever anti-distracted driving advertising campaign. "This campaign puts distracted … [Read more...]

49er’s Culliver Arrested for Bicycle Accident, Criminal Charges

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Cornerback for 49ers Arrested on Criminal Charges for Causing Bicycle Accident Chris Culliver, the cornerback for the 49ers, was arrested on Friday, March 28th, on criminal charges including causing a bicycle accident. Culliver, who is currently out of jail after posting bail, was arrested on … [Read more...]

Orangeburg Man Faces Felony Charges in Motorcycle Accident

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Suspect Arrested on Felony Charges for Manslaughter, DUI After Motorcycle Accident A man from Orangeburg now faces felony charges related to a motorcycle accident that killed the off-road bike’s driver. The suspect, 41-year-old Shareef Shabazz, may also face criminal charges for possibly beating … [Read more...]

Alcohol-Related Car Accident Deaths Underreported

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Study Shows Car Accident Deaths Caused by Alcohol Use are Underreported A new study from the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism indicates that car accident deaths caused by drunk drivers are underreported on death certificates. “Alcohol misuse is the fourth leading cause of … [Read more...]

Drug Overdoses, Distracted Driving Leading Causes of Accidental Death

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Accidental Death Stats Show Overdoses, Distracted Driving are Leading Causes A new report shows that poisonings from drug overdoses and distracted driving are the leading causes of accidental death among working age adults in the United States. In half of the poisoning cases, prescription drugs … [Read more...]

SC Senate Bill Will Double Fines for Speeding in Work Zones

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New Proposed Bill Will Double Fines for Speeding in Work Zones in SC A proposed bill in the South Carolina Senate will at least double fines for speeding through work zones in the state. Elizabeth Ward, from Georgetown County, testified before the senate on March 18th, regarding the … [Read more...]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Leads Uber and Lyft to Better Insurance

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Uber and Lyft Expand Insurance for Drivers After Wrongful Death Lawsuit Ride-share companies Uber and Lyft have agreed to expand insurance coverage of drivers after Uber faced a wrongful death lawsuit filed in January of this year. The wrongful death lawsuit involved an Uber driver, Syed … [Read more...]

Driver Kills 2, Injures 23, Fleeing DUI Checkpoint at SXSW

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Driver Fleeing DUI Checkpoint Kills 2 at SXSW Conference A driver fleeing a DUI checkpoint hit several pedestrians attending the SXSW conference, a film, music, and interactive conference in Austin, Texas. The driver, whose name was not released as of Thursday, March 13th, injured 23 people and … [Read more...]