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Side underride guard research
Read an article about the history of underride guards, designed to protect smaller passenger vehicles from sliding underneath tractor-trailers in collisions. In addition to rear guards, advocates would like federal law to also require side underride bars.
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Distracted driving in South Carolina
Read about what South Carolina’s laws are when it comes to distracted driving. Many states prohibit any handheld or even hands-free devices from being in use while the driver is operating the vehicle, though South Carolina is not one of them. Learn what experts recommend we do in order to prevent distracted driving incidents.
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No amount of alcohol is safe for driver, study finds
Take a look at this article about a study that examined the link between drivers’ BAC levels and the degree to which they were blamed for causing motor vehicle collisions. Analyzing the information for collisions included in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System database that occurred between 1994 and 2011, the researchers found that after consuming as little as a half of a 12-ounce beer, drivers are significantly more likely to be found at-fault for a wreck than their sober counterparts.
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U.S. DOT looks to limit truck speed with mandatory equipment
Read more to learn about a recent proposal from the FMCSA and NHTSA aimed at reducing speed-related trucking accidents. The faster commercial vehicles are traveling at the time of a collision, the greater the impact may be, and the more severe the consequences. In an effort to cut down on the number of truck crash fatalities where speed is a contributing factor, safety regulators have proposed making speed limiting devices mandatory equipment on newly manufactured heavy-duty vehicles.
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Deadly auto accidents in South Carolina possible result of DUI http://bit.ly/2tlRP4S
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Car accidents in South Carolina
Read about the steps you should take prior to going on a road trip to increase your safety and the safety of others on the road. You should be aware of the dangers of distracted driving and the potential for inclement weather. Learn the items you should keep in your car to ease the burden of a breakdown or car accident.
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South Carolina workers' compensation lessens financial gap http://bit.ly/2spKO61
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South Carolina trucking accidents rise with the summer heat http://bit.ly/2swuv4c
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South Carolina employees should keep their workers' compensation http://bit.ly/2smw44A
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