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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...]

Driver’s Vehicular Manslaughter Charge Upgraded to Murder After Tweets

Driving History and Twitter Feed Led to Murder Charge After Driver Killed Cyclist On August 14th, an 18 year old man from Pleasanton, California was taken into custody on a murder charge after an investigation into his Twitter feed and past driving history upgraded the charge from vehicular … [Read more...]

SC Sees First Texting and Driving Bans

Municipalities Across Beaufort County Ban or Restrict Texting and Driving Although South Carolina is currently one of three states in the country that does ban texting and driving, the state could see a no texting and driving law on the books very soon. In early July, the Hilton Head Island Town … [Read more...]

Hands-Free Devices for Texting and Driving Still Risky

AAA Study Finds Hands-Free Texting and Driving Technology Still Risky The latest in technology - voice-activated programs in cars that allow drivers to text or write emails with voice commands instead of with their hands - was marketed as very safe, much safer than texting and driving with the … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Seatbelt Safety Campaign Underway

South Carolina Focuses on Seatbelt Safety this Memorial Day with Seatbelt Safety Enforcement Memorial Day kicks off summer – the kids are out of school, pools are open, and backyard barbecue weather is back. For law enforcement officers, however, Memorial Day weekend is the start of the “100 … [Read more...]

Teen Texting and Driving Related to Other Driving Risks

Texting and Driving on the Rise, Teens Who Text Take Other Dangerous Driving Risks A new federal study finds that your teen is more likely to engage in other dangerous driving behaviors if they engage in texting and driving. According to the report, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control … [Read more...]

DUI Death Settlement Includes Estate of Late USC Football Coach

Personal Liability Included in DUI Death Settlement Last May, Justin Timmerman was run over in Five Points and dragged to his death by an SUV driven by a very intoxicated driver. The driver turned out to be William Carlen, the 24-year-old son of the late Jim Carlen, who was arrested for felony DUI. … [Read more...]

Teen Distracted Driving Deaths Down in South Carolina

Less Distracted Driving Leads to Fewer Teen Driving Deaths in South Carolina Deaths of drivers aged 16 and 17 dropped again in 2012, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Office of Highway Safety. That means fewer teen distracted driving deaths. This record is in keeping … [Read more...]