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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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Liability for Hilton Head Car Accidents When Autopilot System was in Control

A driver was killed in an auto accident recently and the crash was investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The circumstances surrounding this accident were unique because the collision happened in a Tesla while its autopilot system was engaged.  The 40-year-old driver was likely watching Harry Potter, according to the LA Times, when his...

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Victims Rights After Uninsured Motorist Accidents in Hilton Head

According to Insurance Information Institute (III), around 7.7 percent of South Carolina drivers are not in compliance with laws requiring all motorists to have a set minimum amount of liability coverage. Motorists are expected to carry bodily injury liability coverage because people cannot afford to pay for the costs if they cause a collision. Motorists...

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Avoiding Hilton Head Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

Nearly 90 percent of kids do Halloween activities and 73 percent of those opt to go trick-or-treating, according to Safe Kids.  Unfortunately, children who go trick-or-treating can be at risk of Halloween pedestrian accidents.  Whether you are going trick-or-treating with your children or allowing them to head out on their own on Halloween night, it...

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