July 2019 Archives

Older people may be more prone to distracted driving

Most drivers are well aware of the dangers of distracted driving. Despite knowing how dangerous is it is to engage in other activities while behind the wheel of a vehicle, people still do it. You have probably shared the road with other South Carolina drivers who are eating, texting, looking at Facebook or watching GPS navigation.

Are roadside breath test readings accurate?

If you have been pulled over on suspicion of drinking and driving, you may have been asked to take a roadside breath test. Law enforcement officers across the country use these devices to measure drivers’ blood alcohol content level and determine whether they are over the legal drinking limit of 0.08. Despite the widespread use of these devices, studies show that the results may not always be accurate. In fact, some may show inflated results that could end up in a wrongful arrest and possible DUI conviction

Common workplace injuries and your safety on the job

When you go to work, you are probably not planning on suffering an injury while you are on the clock. Even if you work in a field that may be inherently dangerous, you may not think about the many things that could be compromising your health and safety every time you go to work. Workplace injuries happen for many reasons, and it's in your interests to learn more about what to do if this happens to you.

How to identify the signs of a brain injury

Whether you work at a construction site, in a warehouse or at the office, you run the risk of receiving a traumatic brain injury while on the job. Within all industries across the United States, there are occasions where workers may slip-and-fall, trip over objects, fall from heights or have objects dropped on their heads. Traumatic brain injuries occur when a sudden bump or jolt to the head causes the brain to hit against the hard bony skull. This can cause the brain to bleed and swell, as well as damage brain cells, causing a number of different problems. 

Will you wind up in a South Carolina jail this summer?

Whether you just successfully completed your maiden voyage (i.e. freshman) year of college or you anticipate heading back this fall to earn the final credits toward your degree from a South Carolina university, like most college students in the U.S., you're likely enjoying some down time this summer. Perhaps you have plans to go the beach. In fact, you might even have a job lined up in a beach town. After all, every penny you earn helps pay tuition.

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