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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Should the Blood Alcohol Concentration Legal Limit Be Lowered?

In 1998, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) implemented “a national limit, under which it would be illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher” to deter impaired driving. (one.nhtsa.gov) At that time, the number .08 BAC was chosen for the following reasons: Most drivers are […]

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Effects of Secondhand Drinking

Misusing alcohol not only affects the person doing the drinking, but also everyone who crosses paths with that person. More than likely, you have never heard of the term Secondhand Drinking (SHD), “yet, secondhand drinking can forever alter people’s lives.”(BreakingtheCycles.com) What is Secondhand Drinking? Very similar to Secondhand Smoke, the term Secondhand Drinking “describes the […]

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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 […]

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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 beach, […]

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What Happens When I’m Hit by a Drunk Driver in South Carolina?

About one-third of all traffic fatalities in South Carolina involve a drunk driver, which is one of the highest rates in the nation. If you or a loved one suffered injuries because of a drunk driver’s negligence, you might be eligible for compensation for your medical bills and other costs. Learn more about the problem […]