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Tips to Avoid Hilton Head Motorcycle Accidents

The State reported last year that a 25-year-old South Carolina sheriff's deputy died in a motorcycle accident in Aiken County. She had been reported missing that afternoon, and was discovered several hours later in a wooded area near an intersection.  The tragic accident reveals that even the most careful motorcyclists may be at risk of suffering...

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Hilton Head Road Debris a Risk Factor For Fatal Injuries

While there are many causes of traffic accidents, road debris continues to be a familiar culprit in South Carolina traffic collisions. Pickup trucks and big rigs are especially common sources of road debris. They are commonly carrying cargo that, without being properly secured, can easily become trash in busy travel lanes. Victims who are injured...

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Hilton Head Children at Greatest Risk of Death From Car Accidents

Children face many risks in their daily lives. The greatest danger, however, is sitting in the family driveway. Research has consistently demonstrated that car accidents are the leading cause of death for children. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motor vehicle crashes are responsible for 25 percent of all unintentional injury deaths among...

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Bicycle Fatalities Rising Across South Carolina

After reaching an all-time low in 2011, auto accident fatalities in the U.S. are once again on the rise. This trend has applied to bicyclists as well. The Governors Highway Safety Association reports that bicycle accident fatalities increased by 12.2 percent in 2015. In South Carolina, the state Department of Public Safety reports in 2015,...

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New South Carolina Car Seat Law Raises Age for Rear-Facing, Booster Seat Requirements

For the first time since 1983, South Carolina's child car seat regulations have been updated. Although the new law, signed by Gov. Henry McMaster, increases the child ages for rear-facing and booster seat use, it doesn't alter the way these provisions are enforced. The ultimate goal is to drive down the number of South Carolina...

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Hilton Head Pedestrian Accidents Caused by Distraction and Darkness

Pedestrian accidents in South Carolina jumped almost 16 percent in the first half of last year compared to the year before, and the Governors Highway Safety Association reports distraction may play a substantial role. That report was released following a recent examination by The Island Packet regarding bicycle and pedestrian accidents in Hilton Head and...

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Hilton Head, SC Parents Warned of Rising Risk of Child Product Defects

Parents shopping for baby items need to be very careful to that they are purchasing products that are safe for use with small, vulnerable infants. Parents also need to follow manufacturer instructions carefully when using these items, though doing so is no guarantee a child won't get hurt. This is because every year, tens of thousands of kids are...

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