As a parent, I worry constantly, but not about drugs and alcohol. I am not there yet as both of my boys are in preschool; however, studies are showing that teen alcohol and drug use is at an all time high. Parents need to be educated and pay attention. According to www.teenrehabcenter.org young people aged…

STOP AGGRESSIVE DRIVING The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announced on Monday it’s new enforcement campaign to “Stop Aggressive Driving”. The Highway Patrol is asking the public to first examine their own driving behaviors. Do you speed? Do you weave in and out of traffic? Do you follow to closely? If the answers to…

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported 15 people were killed on South Carolina roads during the holidays. Most of these accidents occurred on U.S. routes, S.C. roads and secondary roads. 968 total deaths occurred on SC roadways in 2016. While this number is slightly down from last year (976) it is far too high….

Last week my four year old started playing flag football.  Even as a preschooler he is in love with the sport.  He is learning the skills and looking forward to getting older so that he can learn to tackle.  As a mother, this is both entertaining and extremely frightening.  I want him to be active…

Last week the county cut the grass on the road that I live on. While this should have made the road look better, it did not. I was shocked and appalled as the entire side of the road was covered in trash. It is no surprise that South Carolina was identified as the worst littered…

Trucking accidents and fatalities are on the rise.  Why then is the American Trucking Association asking Congress to make changes to regulations that could only make matters worse? Currently, an 18 year old can obtain a commercial driver’s license, however they cannot haul freight across state lines until they are 21.  Trucking executives are asking…

One year ago Charleston received worldwide media attention. Not because of beauty, architecture or history, but because of her strength. Nine people were gunned down at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during their prayer meeting. This heinous act left us all speechless and overwhelmed with grief.  In the face of terrorism and hate we became Charleston…

Finally, summer  has arrived.  The weather is warm and you have probably noticed that the roads are packed.   More vehicles on South Carolina roadways mean a higher risk for crashes.  Travelers are driving on unfamiliar roads and for long hours often in the early mornings or late evenings.  They are probably dealing with increased…

Our cars have become increasingly safer over the years.  We have a host of computer-aided safety features to keep us from veering out of our lane, backing up into another vehicle, and running into the car in front of us.  34 States have passed primary seatbelt laws and airbags are now standard in most vehicles. …

In our country, the leading cause of death for teenagers is vehicle crashes. Worse yet, 6 teens ages 16-19 die every day from vehicle injuries. This statistic hurts. Teens are inexperienced and are unable to recognize dangerous or hazardous situations. Among male drivers between 18 to 20 years old who were involved in fatal crashes…

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