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Is a DWI checkpoint legal?

You are driving along the roadway at night, and suddenly you see vehicles stopping ahead of you. The road up ahead is blocked off, meaning vehicles had to stop and speak with law enforcement at the blockade. When you reach officers, they ask you if you have been drinking. Officers decide to conduct a field sobriety test followed by a breath test. The results of these tests cause you to be arrested for drunk driving. This scenario, although emotional and overwhelming, occurs throughout South Carolina and other states across the nation.

The different types of distracted driving

We all try to multitask. We might not be the best at it, but in our busy lives, it seems like a must to survive the day. While this might be fine when you are at home or in the office, it can be disastrous when a person tries to multitask while they are operating a vehicle. While many might think this is a minimal situation, distracted driving is the cause of a growing number of crashes on the roadways across the nation.

3 ways a DUI can wreak havoc on your life

Imagine driving through Pawleys Island on Friday night. You had stopped by your favorite bar on the way home form work to have a few drinks and catch up with your friends. Just a few blocks from your home, you suddenly see red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror. A police officer was pulling you over. Just a short time later, you were in the back of a squad car and on your way to lock-up for the night. Now, you are facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

Bill in South Carolina addresses cellphone use while driving

Distracted driving is a well-known danger on the roadways. While motorists in South Carolina and elsewhere are aware of these risks and the statistics that surround this activity, many drivers still decide to use their cell phone while driving. While it might seem minimal because you are only looking at your phone for a few seconds, that is all it takes to cause a car accident. Whether you are just reading a text, sending a text or answering a phone call, the few seconds you're looking at your phone could be enough to miss a breaking vehicle, a traffic signal or a pedestrian crossing.

What are common shopping injuries?

One does not usually equate shopping with injuries; however, with such an influx of shopping during certain times of the year and stores expanding to meet the ongoing demands of customers, it is possible for risks and dangers to be present in the stores. When the owner of a store overlooks potential dangers or fails to keep the premises safe and warn customers of known hazards, this could result in a slip-and-fall incident.

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