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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.

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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. 

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).

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.

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.

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.