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Share the Road: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

How appropriate that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, during which the Grand Strand features two major motorcycle rallies. This time of year, South Carolina Highway Department (SCDP) responds to more motorcycle wrecks than at any other time of year. The Grand Strand Medical Center trauma team is getting ready for “bike month”, making sure Read More

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SC Ranked 10th Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

Even though Americans are walking less, U.S. pedestrian deaths have risen by 45% since 2010. Cities are encouraging residents to walk and bike, but have not updated city streets (designed largely for motor vehicles) to accommodate pedestrians. Roads have been “engineered for fast-moving and unhindered vehicular traffic, with few pedestrian crossings…” (FastCompany.com) Where there are Read More

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West Columbia Drug Clinic at Fault in Fatal Crash

Columbia Metro Treatment Center in West Columbia, and its chain owner, Colonial Management Group will pay $10.5 million to settle two wrongful death lawsuits after one of its patients, under the influence of drugs, killed an elderly couple and their grandson in a 2015 auto accident. The order says that this lawsuit settlement almost exhausts Read More

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Drowsy Driving Comparable to Drunk Driving

The holidays are quickly approaching, and there will be many travelers on the roads, many driving after a long day at work. Some will be driving after getting virtually no sleep. Our busy lives can make the roads a dangerous place, especially when so many are on the roads. Fatigue can be caused by many Read More

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On-the-Job Motor Vehicle Accidents Up, Smartphone Usage Possibly Linked

                     New technology has cars steering themselves, braking automatically, warning drivers of other cars nearby, and helping the driver maintain safe following distances. Despite safety improvements, and this cutting-edge technology, motor vehicle accidents (MVA’s) in the United States are on the rise. Although Workers’ Compensation (WC) claims have declined overall (due to workplace automation, robotics Read More

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Why Didn’t You Evacuate?

Living near the coast can be wonderful, with the beach so close by, and all the summer-related activities. It can also be a huge headache during hurricane season, especially when evacuation orders are issued. Government officials did just that, days before Florence, a then-Category 4 Hurricane was projected to hit the South Carolina/North Carolina coast. Read More

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South Carolina Ranked 2nd in Nation for Drunk-Driving Deaths

  With Labor Day quickly approaching, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created a Labor Day Campaign to stop drunk driving: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Summer is coming to an end, and the Labor Day Holiday is the last chance to enjoy the warm weather with cookouts, a trip to the Read More

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Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

Steps to Take After a Truck Accident While any traffic accident or crash can be incredibly scary, the impact of a truck colliding with an automobile can be enormously destructive. It becomes even more damaging if the collision happens at highway speeds. In most cases, trucking accidents can be catastrophic with a high number of Read More

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What to Do after You’ve Been Rear-Ended in South Carolina

 What to Do after You’ve Been Rear-Ended in South Carolina With over 222 million drivers in the United States, serious auto accidents happen every day. Whether it is in a rural area like Kingstree, South Carolina, or a busy tourist area like Myrtle Beach, car accidents are one of the leading causes of death, injuries, Read More

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Watch Out for These 7 Insurance Company Tricks After a Car Crash

Watch Out for These 7 Insurance Company Tricks After a Car Crash If you’ve suffered injuries in an auto accident, you can bet that you’ll get a call from an insurance adjuster sooner rather than later. The adjuster might act like your friend, but they’re doing a job. That job is to make your claim disappear and pay you Read More

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