If you are planning to spend time at a South Carolina beach destination this summer, you may be considering a moped for transportation. They have surged in popularity in recent decades, especially in coastal towns popular with summer tourists. They are inexpensive and get great gas mileage, making them perfect for zooming around the city.
That said, South Carolina has made recent regulation changes for moped drivers (in 2018). Auger & Auger Law wants you to be informed if you … Read more
Motorcyclists understand the combination of relaxation and exhilaration that comes with cruising South Carolina country roads. But, did you know that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to be killed in an accident than other motor vehicles?
Riders must take extra precautions to protect themselves from accidents and injury. Educating yourself now makes the difference between a relaxing tour and a trip to the hospital, or worse.
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The dangers of texting while driving cannot be overstated. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released startling statistics regarding cell phone usage and driving, finding that over 600,000 people admit to using their electronic devices while driving.
Texting while driving is one of the most deadly distracted driving behaviors. You may think that a quick glance at your phone is harmless. But, if you are traveling at 55 mph or more, taking your eyes off the road … Read more
As GPS capabilities advance and smartphones become more numerous, peer-to-peer ridesharing apps like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar have become increasingly popular. Evidence against the proposed safety of these services continues to mount, challenging lawmakers to do something to protect passengers.
In 2019, a South Carolina college student was murdered by a man posing as her Uber driver. Sadly, this story is not unique. Uber and Lyft drivers have been accused of sexually assaulting over 100 women in the past five … Read more
If you’re thinking that ‘road rage’ isn’t that big of a deal — you should know that in 2017 over 700 people were injured in auto accidents related to aggressive driving on South Carolina roads. And it turns out there’s more to this problem than taking your angst out on someone else.
If you or a loved one has had a serious accident caused by an aggressive driver, you have rights to compensation for your losses and damages. Auger & … Read more
Self-driving vehicles are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Fully autonomous vehicle prototypes are already being tested in many states. In California alone, 21 companies have obtained permits to test autonomous vehicles on the road.
While self-driving cars have not hit the market for consumers, a growing number of vehicles are equipped with automation features designed to help enhance vehicle safety and reduce auto accidents.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that front-to-rear crashes dropped 43% in … Read more
Not many driving factors are able to be controlled. You can’t control the weather, the traffic or someone else’s driving but you can control the attention that you choose to pay to the road. As a driver, you can maintain the control over your actions and reactions and you have a duty to do so in a safe and reasonable manner.
The South Carolina injury law firm of Auger & Auger is quite familiar with the dangers of drowsy drivers, … Read more
As a family-owned and operated personal injury law firm, Auger & Auger would like to see all of our clients and their families driving safely year-round. Having chosen South Carolina as your home or vacation spot will likely be a decision you will treasure. However, in the winter we all need to be on high alert whenever we are operating a vehicle — whether our destination is a few blocks or a few hundred miles away.
According to the Department … Read more
It’s a small wonder how winter traffic on South Carolina’s 76,067 miles of public roadways can be so much busier when the holidays and winter weather rolls through. With school and work vacations adding thousands of extra drivers to the mix of shoppers there are also family reunions, tourists and frantic transportation deadlines that make for hectic and potentially dangerous holiday travel.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a local collision in SC, Auger & Auger … Read more
During the first four months of 2018, the Highway Patrol of South Carolina recorded 993 distracted-driving collisions. Twelve of these crashes were due to texting while driving, and 13 involved fatalities. In 2017, South Carolina again ranked first in the nation for highest fatality rate per miles traveled. Its 1.88 deaths per 100 million miles driven were almost twice the national average, according to the Institute for Highway Safety.
As a personal injury firm, Auger & Auger is … Read more