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SCDPS Offers Winter Weather Driving Tips

Winter is upon us, and the South Carolina Department of Public Safety is urging people to stay safe on the road. Below are some winter weather driving tips to help keep you and your family safe.Preparing for Winter Weather Driving1. Check the driving… Read More

SC Highway Patrol Steps Up DUI Enforcement Before Holidays

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is stepping up drunk driving enforcement as part of their Sober or Slammer campaign. Arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) tend to increase during the Christmas holiday, along with fatal car accidents. Around… Read More

U.S. DOT Wants to Change Vehicle Safety Ratings

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed an updated safety ratings system for new cars and trucks, which is expected to go into effect in 2019. The five-star crash ratings are administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… Read More

Traffic Fatalities in 2014 Drop, but Expected to Increase for 2015

In 2014, traffic fatalities in the U.S. fell to a record low, as only 1.07 deaths occurred per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA) reporting system, 32,675 people died in vehicle… Read More

Road Rage Incident in Spartanburg Sparks Gunshots and Arrest

Wednesday afternoon, a 57-year-old woman was arrested in Spartanburg County after firing multiple shots at a vehicle on Hwy. 221 near I-26. Aggressive driving is a major problem accounting for two-thirds of traffic fatalities. When that aggression turns… Read More

South Carolina Ranks Second in List of States With Worst Drivers

Which states have the worst drivers in the United States? You may be surprised to find that South Carolina ranks near the top, right below Montana and tied with New Mexico for second place. A recent list was created using data from the National Highway… Read More

Should 18-Year-Olds be allowed to Drive Big Rigs?

A preliminary debate took place in the U.S. Senate last week about a proposed bill that would allow teenagers as young as 18 to drive and operate 80,000 pound trucks. If passed, this would substantially increase the amount of teen truck drivers on roadways.Opponents… Read More

Stay Safe on the Roads This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when we take a break from our busy lives to reconnect with family and friends around the dinner table. But its also, tragically, the worst time for car accident fatalities and injuries. The attorneys at Harbin & Burnett would like… Read More

Automobile Head-Up Displays: Safety Feature or Safety Hazard

With a futuristic feel, head-up displays (HUDs) are high-tech features showing up in newer cars. But is this technology enhancing driver safety or simply adding to a growing list of driver distractions? Designed to keep drivers eyes on the road, HUDs… Read More

MADD Launches Ribbon Campaign to Raise Awareness About DUI Accidents

Colleen Sheehey-Church, national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), was in Anderson this week to help launch the annual Tie One On For Safety campaign. The red-ribbon campaign was created to promote awareness about the dangers of driving… Read More

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