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February 6, 2018

South Carolina Distracted Driving Bill Moving Forward

A bill that would prohibit South Carolina drivers from holding a cell phone in either hand while behind the wheel has been introduced by State Rep. Bill Taylor (R-Aiken) with heavy fines for violators. The bill would also ban reading, sending or writing texts.

December 25, 2017

S.C. Weighs New Distracted Driving Rules

A South Carolina state representative is proposing legislation that would prohibit handheld phone use while driving and raise the fine for texting while driving from $25 to $100 for a first offense. Video courtesy of Gray Television Group, Inc., WRDW. 

September 20, 2017

Volvo to Invest $1B in S.C. Plant

Volvo Cars is expected to double its investment in a South Carolina assembly plant that's now under construction and should open in late 2018 to produce the next generation of its S60 sedan, reports the Post and Courier.

May 15, 2017

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, reminding drivers to take extra precautions to share the road safely with motorcycle riders. Video courtesy of the County of Lexington in South Carolina, via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.

October 4, 2015

Video Tip: When Flash Floods Strike

AAA offers driver safety tips for emergency lash-flooding conditions.

October 4, 2015

Flood Rescues in Columbia, S.C.

Here's dramatic video footage of rescue efforts in Columbia, S.C., where floodwaters turned local roads into raging rivers after record-setting rainfall. The video is from earthspace101 via YouTube. For safety tips on driving in flash-flood conditions, click here.

September 28, 2015

Volvo Breaks Ground on U.S. Plant

Volvo Cars has taken the first steps in building its all-new car manufacturing facility in Berkeley County, S.C. The new plant will initially produce the next-generation Volvo S60 sedan, based on Volvo Cars’ new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).

September 4, 2015

Public CNG Station Opens in S.C.

Energy services provider Piedmont Natural Gas and convenience store operator The Spinx Company have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Anderson, S.C., the companies announced.

May 11, 2015

Volvo Picks S.C. for $500M Plant

Volvo has chosen South Carolina as the location for a $500-million assembly plant that will be its first U.S. vehicle manufacturing facility, the automaker has announced.

March 6, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Moving Sprinter Production to S.C.

Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that it will invest about $500 million to build a new van plant in Charleston, S.C., to build the next-generation Sprinter van for the North American market.

June 11, 2014

Video: S.C. Prohibits Texting While Driving

The law goes into effect immediately, but law enforcement officers will issue warnings only during a 180-day grace period.

June 11, 2014

S.C. Texting Ban Supersedes Local Ordinances

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on June 10 signed into law a bill banning texting while driving. The new law, which takes effect immediately, prohibits drivers from using a handheld device to compose, send or read text-based messages while driving. But in some local jurisdictions, including the City of Greenville, the new law means a relaxation of distracted driving restrictions. That's because the state law supersedes all previous local distracted driving ordinances. Here's a Fox Carolina video report on this development.

July 19, 2012

GM Launches Campaign to Showcase Its Fleet Customers

DETROIT – General Motors has produced a series of videos that highlight its fleet customers and how they use the automaker’s vehicles.

July 19, 2012

GM Stories From the Road - City of Rock Hill, S.C.

The City of Rock Hill, S.C. is profiled in this video in a series from General Motors called Stories From the Road. The City operates a range of GM vehicles, including the Volt, Silverado, Equinox, Caprice, and Tahoe in its fleet.

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