Have you ever gotten home in the car with no memory of the drive there? Have you ever zoned out behind the wheel and then suddenly realized that you passed your exit and you don't know where you are?
Your odds of getting into an accident may all come back to the color of car that you buy. A study found that specific colors saw higher or lower accident rates, indicating that drivers may be unknowingly putting themselves at risk when they pick out their next vehicle.
When they get involved in a serious car accident, the first thing that many people ask the medical professionals is how long it will take them to recover. They want to know when they can get out of the hospital, when they'll feel like normal again and when they can return to work.
When a driver dozes off for even a second, catastrophic consequences can ensue. They can swerve into another lane or fail to stop when the vehicle ahead of them does. They may not see a pedestrian or bicyclist entering their path.
Not all car accidents involve a collision between vehicles or even with a pedestrian. People going about their day at home, work or elsewhere can become the victim of a careless or reckless driver.
If you're involved in a car crash with a drunk driver who's returning from a holiday party, can you hold the hosts of the party responsible along with the drunk driver? Fortunately, South Carolina has "social host liability" laws that apply to both adults and minors.
A field trip ended in multiple injuries on Oct. 19 when a school bus went off the road as it was headed southbound on U.S. 25, about 4 miles from Ware Shoals. The bus reportedly struck a fence and utility pole and then fell down an embankment.
Drivers always need to be cautious in school zones. However, now that the school year has started again, it's particularly crucial not just to obey all posted signs and crossing guards, but to keep your eye out for kids who might run into the street unexpectedly.
Pedestrians rarely come out on the winning end of a pedestrian-versus-vehicle encounter. As pedestrians, we can't control drivers who are reckless or negligent. You may have been taught that pedestrians always have the right of way. However, don't count on drivers always giving you that.
All new teen drivers know that using their phones to text, talk, check social media or post photos or videos is dangerous. They need to keep their attention on their driving and their eyes on the road.