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Delayed injury symptoms after a car accident

Not all crash victims feel pain immediately after a crash. When a police officer responds to the scene of a crash, he or she may ask if anyone was hurt. If you're not feeling any pain at the moment, you may report that you're completely fine and able to go about your day. As back...

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Safety advocates urge caution as states ease pandemic stay-at-home restrictions

South Carolina has already begun loosening COVID-19 restrictions under certain social distancing guidelines. As life starts to transition back to the new normal, more people will begin traveling. The Governors Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging drivers to use caution behind the wheel. Rusty driving skills due to lack of traveling GHSA Executive Director Jonathan...

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Research shows that South Carolina's distracted driving laws are among the most lenient in the U.S.

For many drivers, the urge to use a cellphone and multitask behind the wheel is hard to resist. Some drivers may occasionally tune their radios or take a sip of coffee. While this may seem harmless, any visual, manual, and cognitive distraction can potentially lead to a crash. Cellphones and other mobile electronic devices have...

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Why are multi-vehicle crashes so complex?

If you were involved in a car wreck involving multiple vehicles, you're likely dealing with a highly complex claim. Dealing with the at-fault driver's insurance company in a two-car crash can be difficult enough. In a multi-vehicle crash, you're dealing with more than one insurance company. The problem with multi-vehicle crashes is that determining who...

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How likely am I to sustain back pain from a crash?

If you were involved in a collision, you may feel back pain immediately, or it may sneak up on you days later. Crash-related back pain may be caused by damage to the: Muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the back Vertebrae in the spine Discs in between the vertebrae Spinal cord or nerves in the back...

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Distracted driving is a common danger in South Carolina, and the laws may not be strict enough

Distracted driving crashes caused nearly 3,000 traffic fatalities across the United States in 2018, according to federal statistics. Phone use while driving is the leading cause of these fatalities. Drivers can be seen using handheld devices at any given moment. Some drivers are good at concealing it, and not getting caught by police. South Carolina...

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South Carolina a top state for drunk driving

Some people might think it’s no big deal to have a few drinks and then drive, but they're fooling themselves – and putting their lives and the lives of others at risk. In South Carolina, drunk driving continues to be a very serious problem. According to The State, we have more drunk driving-related deaths than...

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South Carolina's Roads Ranked Worst in the Nation

How safe do you feel driving on South Carolina roads? If the answer is "not so safe," recent research might explain why. According to a study conducted by Consumer Affairs, South Carolina has the worst roads in the United States. In the study, each state's roadways were ranked on the following criteria: The amount of...

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One year after a deadly New York limo crash, what are regulators doing to protect passengers?

In 2018, we discussed the tragic Upstate New York limousine crash that killed 18 vehicle occupants, as well as two pedestrians. The crash occurred when the 2001 Ford Excursion stretch limo failed to come to a stop at a stop sign and crashed into two pedestrians, as well as a parked vehicle. This catastrophe was...

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AAA: ‘Infotainment’ systems’ design forces older drivers to take eyes off road too long

Take your eyes off the road for two seconds to tune the radio or check the GPS and you double the risk of a crash. For older drivers, device distractions can increase this danger. That’s because when it comes to navigating in-vehicle infotainment systems, older drivers removed their attention from the road over eight seconds...

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