Archives for 2013

South Carolina Drivers Ranked Second-Worst in Nation

Website Declares South Carolina Drivers Number 2 in Nation for Worst Driving A new report through the website CarInsuranceComparison.com claims that South Carolina drivers are among the worst in the nation. According to the website, the survey gathered data using 5 criteria: fatalities per 100 … [Read more...]

Mars Candy Company Co-Owner Pleads Guilty to Fatal Reckless Driving

Heir to Mars Candy Company Fortune Pleads Guilty in Court to Reckless Driving Charge which Caused Fatalities Billionaire co-owner and heiress to Mars Candy Company fortune Jacqueline Badger Mars pleaded guilty on Thursday, December 5th, to a reckless driving charge in connection with a fatal … [Read more...]

Woman Issued Distracted Driving Ticket for Google Glass Fights Back

Google Glass Pioneer Issued Distracted Driving Ticket for Wearing Google Glass, Says She Will Fight Charge A woman issued a ticket for distracted driving in California says that she will fight the charge, because simply wearing Google Glass is not illegal and does not imply impairment to her … [Read more...]

Greenville Considers Cell Phone Ban to Prevent Distracted Driving

Greenville Considers Ban on Cell Phones in Drivers’ Hands, to Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents Greenville, SC is considering a ban on using cell phones for any reason while driving, to help prevent distracted driving accidents in the city’s streets. The city created a task force to look at … [Read more...]

Charleston Area Woman Arrested in Hit-and-Run, Bicyclist in Critical Condition

West Ashley Woman Arrested as Suspect in Hit-and-Run that Injured Bicyclist Charleston County police have arrested a woman who they believe was involved in a hit-and-run earlier this week, which left a bicyclist in critical condition. Katherine Anne Mosson, 26, was arrested on Friday, November … [Read more...]

Car Lands on Roof, Driver Arrested for Reckless Driving

Car Goes Airborne, Lands on Roof in Forest Acres, Driver Arrested for Reckless Driving and Other Charges One man has been arrested on several charges, including reckless driving, after he caused the vehicle he was driving to go airborne, and land on the roof of a home in Forest Acres. Antwon … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Traffic Will Be Thicker than Ever in South Carolina

This Thanksgiving Holiday, More South Carolinians Than Ever Will Hit the Road, Expect Traffic According to AAA of the Carolinas, about 567,000 motorists in South Carolina will drive to and from Thanksgiving day celebrations over the national 5 day holiday. The motor club also said that 630,000 … [Read more...]

Toyota Found Not Guilty in Wrongful Death Vehicle Acceleration Lawsuit

Elderly Defendant, Not Toyota, Responsible for Vehicle Acceleration in Wrongful Death Lawsuit On Thursday, October 10th, a Los Angeles jury declared Toyota not liable for the death of an elderly woman, whose family’s wrongful death lawsuit was the first bellwether case in a long line of personal … [Read more...]

Charleston, SC Passes Texting and Driving Ban

City of Charleston Officially Bans Texting and Driving, Plans to Educate Drivers The City of Charleston passed a ban on texting and driving on Tuesday, October 8th. However, the council noted that there will need to be time to educate drivers about the new ban. Police Chief Greg Mullen said that … [Read more...]

Charleston Considers Texting and Driving Ban

One of SC’s Largest Cities Reviewing Texting and Driving Ban The City of Charleston could see a ban on texting and driving soon. The Charleston City Council’s Wednesday agenda noted that an ordinance will be presented that could make it illegal for drivers to text and drive, or use their smart … [Read more...]