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South Carolina

Best and Worst Drunk Driving States Named

Wyoming leads the nation for most traffic fatalities involving an alcohol-impaired driver, with 7.59 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017 as compared with 5.98 deaths in 2016 when it ranked eighth among all states, according to a new report from SafeWise.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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).

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