201804.11
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Who’s Legally at Fault in Car Accidents

Driver negligence or recklessness are the main factors that determine who is legally at fault for an accident. Failure to exercise reasonable care while driving, such as pulling out in front of someone or tailgating, can make you legally responsible for an accident. In South Carolina, whoever is at fault for the collision must pay…

201804.04
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Distracted Driving Awareness Month – What You Need to Know

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents on our roadways. According to the National Safety Council, 40,000 people were killed on US roadways last year. Distracted driving is a major contributing factor to these accidents. April was named Distracted Driving Awareness month to raise awareness and help people recognize and eliminate distracted…

201803.28
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Workers’ Compensation for Road Construction Crews

Road construction can be a highly dangerous job, with motorists failing to obey speed limits or exercise caution when driving in work zones. The spring and summer seasons bring increased traffic and drivers who are in a hurry to make it to the airport or to the beach. Roads may need more repairs during the…

201803.14
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5 Spring Cleaning Car Maintenance Musts That Help Avoid Accidents

The beginning of spring is the season for enjoying warmer weather, the Farmer’s Market, and sunshine nearly every day. If you’re like most Charlestonians, you’re probably driving your car to the beach for weekend trips and around town to festivals. And you’re not alone– according to USA Today, the busiest days of the year to…

201802.28
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Virtual Reality and Safe Driving

Virtual reality technology is catching on, evidenced by Facebook’s recent introduction a VR headset that operates without a connection to a computer or smartphone. The mobile headset, Oculus GO, costs $400 less than the original Oculus Rift. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has announced his commitment to making VR experiences accessible and relatively inexpensive. If…

201802.14
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The Actual Costs of an Auto Accident

Each year, car accidents cost Americans over $432 billion in lost wages, medical bills, legal fees, property damages, and other related expenses. In the United States, over 27,000 accidents occur daily and over 10 million car crashes are reported annually. In addition to causing stress and psychological trauma, car crashes can place a heavy burden…

201801.08
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Tips For Driving In Inclement Weather

Last week, Charleston received a about six inches of snow while the roads and sidewalks quickly turned icy. Driving in snow and ice requires special care to prevent your car from sliding off the road. Watch the weather reports carefully before leaving, and delay your trip if possible. Stay in a motel overnight if you…

201712.28
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Securing a Designated Driver on New Year’s Eve

Many of us choose to spend time with friends and family when celebrating the new year, but far too many people are involved in a fatal accident after leaving a party. On New Year’s Eve, 48 percent of highway deaths are alcohol-related. According to statistics from SafeAuto.com, January 1st has the highest percentage of deaths…

201712.06
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What is Permissive Use?

If you’re like most people, you’ve loaned your car out to a friend, family member, roommate, or other individual at some point in your life. However, this common practice can pose a problem to your insurance coverage unless the driver of your car is covered under permissive use. Permissive use means that your insurance provider…

201711.15
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Preparing For Holiday Travel

Whether you’re leaving to visit your family or you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you or loved ones will be traveling during the holidays. In this busy season, a combination of increased alcohol consumption and heavy traffic lead to a higher risk of accidents. During Thanksgiving weekend, there are about 400 traffic fatalities every year. On New…