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Smart Phones Causing More Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Less from Talking, More from Smart Phones A new survey of distracted driving in the US shows that fewer people are talking on their phones, but more people are texting and driving, writing emails, or checking social media through their smart phones. State Farm has conducted an … [Read more...]

SC Texting and Driving Law In Full Force

Warning Period of SC Texting and Driving Law is Over This past June, South Carolina lawmakers passed a bill banning texting and driving. To inform drivers that the practice is now illegal, law enforcement spent several months pulling drivers over and issuing warnings about typing on a mobile phone … [Read more...]

Senator Calls for End to Dangerous “Chameleon Carrier” Trucking Companies

Senator Calls for Closing Trucking Company Loophole that Creates Chameleon Carrier Companies A US Senator is campaigning against “chameleon carrier” trucking companies, which use a federal loophole to avoid paying fines by dissolving and reapplying for a new trucking license. New York Senator … [Read more...]

Trucking Companies Must Help Stop Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving is a Huge Safety Problem for Trucking Companies Distracted driving is becoming one of the biggest road safety hazards in the United States. Numerous studies have shown that modern technology poses a huge temptation to drivers – hands-free phones, smart watches or other wearable … [Read more...]

Low Gas Prices Lead to Highest Expected Thanksgiving Travelers Traffic

South Carolina Hopes to Keep Traffic Deaths Low During Busy Thanksgiving Travelers Season Every holiday season, AAA offers traffic safety and travel tips during busy road travel times, including Thanksgiving travelers. This year, AAA forecasts that the greatest number of Americans will travel on … [Read more...]

Midnight Rider Reaches Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Family and “Midnight Rider” Producers Reach Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit The family of a woman killed while working on the set of “Midnight Rider” earlier this year settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the producers of the independent film. On Wednesday, November 19th, 11 defendants, … [Read more...]

Rear-View Cameras Help Prevent Backover Accidents

Car Accident Prevention Advocates Promote Rear-View Cameras to End Backover Accidents and Deaths AAA Mid-Atlantic safety officials say that recent tests conducted using rear-view cameras in some vehicles show that the added safety feature helps prevent backover accidents and deaths, especially … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Case Involves FitBit Data for First Time

Wearable Tech like FitBit Could Revolutionize Personal Injury Case Discovery A law firm in Calgary, Alberta has announced that it will use information collected by the popular wearable tech device FitBit as part of the discovery process for a personal injury case involving a car … [Read more...]

Fatal Reckless Driving Accident Leads to Prison Time

Summerville Teen Faces 4 Years in Prison for Fatal Reckless Driving Accident A year after a terrible accident caused by one now 18-year-old’s fatal reckless driving in South Carolina, a conviction has been secured. Cullen Dupree, who should be a senior in high school this year, was sentenced to … [Read more...]

People Understand Dangers of Texting and Driving, Do It Anyway

Study Shows Drivers Understand Danger of Texting and Driving but Chooses to do it Anyway A new survey shows that 98% of drivers understand the dangers of texting and driving – statistically, it just as dangerous as drinking and driving – but those drivers chose to text and drive regardless of the … [Read more...]