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Distracted Driving: How Smartphone Apps are Putting Gig-Workers & Parents at Risk

By now, most people should understand that using a smartphone while driving is dangerous because it takes your attention away from the road and increases your chances of causing a car accident. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop some drivers from doing it anyway. According to a new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS),...

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South Carolina Named 2nd Most Dangerous State for Drivers

Beaufort, SC, car accident lawyers explain why collisions are so common in the state. A recent traffic safety study declared South Carolina the second most dangerous state in the country for drivers due to many serious car accidents, injuries, fatalities, and several other factors. “While accidents can occur anywhere, some U.S. states have more dangerous...

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Study: Many Treat Partially Automated Vehicles As Self-Driving

Many vehicles are equipped with partial automation systems to assist drivers when on the highway. That does not make them self-driving cars. But a new study suggests that many drivers seem to forget that. Researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) surveyed about 600 owners of vehicles equipped with Cadillac Super Cruise, Nissan/Infiniti...

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Should New Cars Come With Technology To Prevent Drunk Driving Crashes?

Getting hit by a drunk driver can result in severe and fatal injuries. Driving under the influence of alcohol endangers the lives of everyone on the road, but despite that fact, fatalities involving drunk drivers remain high. In 2020, over 11,650 people died in drunk driving accidents. To help combat the problem, the National Transportation...

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Concussion Awareness Day: Brain Injury Facts You Need to Know

Concussions are traumatic brain injuries that frequently occur after car accidents. Yet a study shows that 9 out of 10 adults cannot properly define a concussion. Although it is referred to as a "mild" brain injury, concussions are very serious. A concussion can worsen or become life-threatening if not treated properly. National Concussion Awareness Day...

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Over 1,000 Citations Issued in South Carolina Crackdown on Speeding

The 6th annual Operation Southern Slow Down is being called a success after the intense law enforcement campaign resulted in more than 1,000 citations over the course of five days in July. The yearly campaign involves multiple southern states. In South Carolina, the results of the five-day crackdown (July 19 to July 23) were: 1,276...

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Drunk Driving Deaths Remain a Serious Problem in South Carolina

Drunk driving fatalities in South Carolina remain a big problem, according to a recent study conducted by ValuePenguin, which ranked South Carolina among the top 10 states for the most drunk driving fatalities. ValuePenguin based its study on drunk driving statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In particular, the study examined drunk...

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Car Accidents Can Result in Serious Eye Injuries

A car accident can happen anywhere in South Carolina, leaving drivers and passengers with a wide range of injuries. Some victims are left with eye injuries. These can impact people’s lives in many ways, as we rely on our eyesight daily. People who suffer eye injuries need medical treatment and may suffer temporary or permanent...

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Share the Road & Save a Life: It's Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

At least 40 motorcyclists have died in South Carolina so far this year Every summer, South Carolina becomes a beacon for motorcycle enthusiasts. We have some of the best and biggest bike rallies, charity runs, shows, and rides, and motorcyclists are already riding in from out of state to take in the scenic routes and...

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The Link Between Tourism & Car Accidents in South Carolina

Hilton Head summertime traffic raises the risk for crashes & injuries Every year, thousands of tourists drive down US-278 to enjoy South Carolina's Lowcountry beaches, entertainment, and annual events. They bring with them a passion for fun, but also an increased risk of causing car accidents. That's because, typically, the more vehicles and unfamiliar drivers...

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