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  • Top 5 Ways You Can Stop DUI Accidents Did you know that one person is killed by a drunk driver ever 45 minutes! In 2008, an estimated 11,773 people died in DUI related accident in the United States. Here are the top 5 tips top help stop drunk driving. Contact Shelly Leeke Law firm if you have been injured in an accident at 843-277-6061.
  • Safe Driving In The Heat of Summer Memorial Day marked the beginning of this year's 100 Deadliest Days of Summer. The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer is a campaign promoted by South Carolina police departments to keep people safe during the Summer. The campaign runs from Memorial Day until Labor Day. This year, like previous years, troopers and police officers will be cracking down on drunk driving and promoting the importance of wearing a seat belt.
  • Fatal Car Accident in Loris South Carolina Wearing your seat belt is one of the most important things you can do to save your life in the event of a car accident. As a matter of fact, 63% of people who are killed in car accidents were not wearing a seat belt. Lisa Norris Causey of Loris, SC is one of the most recent victims of who chose not to wear a seat belt.Causey, who was only 23-year old, died Monday morning after she was ejected from her vehicle during a single car accident.
  • Oprah Declares April 30 "No Phone Zone Day" The National Highway Traffic Administration reports that an estimated 6,000 people die each year in accidents caused by distracted driving. And, testing drivers are 20 times more likely to have a car accident than those who are not distracted. Oprah has teamed up with American transportation officials to launch a public service announcement informing Americans of the fatal consequences of distracted driving. Oprah's has officially declared April 30 as "No Phone Zone Day."
  • Mount Pleasant Contemplates Texting While Driving Ban The entire country is debating texting while driving and this includes South Carolina. Just last week, the Mount Pleasant Town Council met to discuss banning texting while driving within the town's limits. The meeting was held on April 13, 2010 and was a place for residents of Mount Pleasant to voice their opinions on the ban. Many people are for the ban, while others believe that it will be hard to enforce and costly to residents. Others believe that the ban will save lives and make the time and effort of banning texting while driving worth it.
  • If You Think You're a "Supertasker," You're Not! A recent study by the University of Utah finds that a small number of people are able to talk on a cell phone while driving a vehicle without being impaired. These people, deemed "supertaskers," make up only 2.5% of the population. The study found that driving distances increased 30% and participants were unable to keep pace with simulated traffic. Furthermore, their brake times were 20% longer, their memory declined by 11%, and their math execution fell 3%. There were also those "supertaskers," who displayed no change in their following distances, braking times, memory, or math execution. Their memory abilities actually improved by 3%.
  • Tennesse Teacher's Car Rammed For Having Obama Bumper Sticker Political unrest hits home for one Tennessee school teacher, when his car was rammed because he had a Obama/Biden campaign sticker on the bumper. The school teacher was on his way home from picking up his daughter from school, when a SUV pulled up behind him. The SUV's driver began making obscene gestures and honking at the teacher. He then rammed the SUV into the back of the teacher's sedan several times, before leaving the scene. The driver who rammed the car was charged with reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, and refusing a field sobriety test.
  • "You Weren't Wearing A Seat Belt": Another Meritless Argument by Insurance Companies A violation of the South Carolina seat belt law cannot be used as evidence of negligence in a civil action. Shelly Leeke Law Firm offers free reports and information for Charleston, South Carolina Accident victims and car accident victims throughout the state. Call 843-277-6061 today.
  • Not Every Accident Warrants Punitive Damages If you suffer an injury by a drunk driver or a driver that is distracted by texting or talking on the phone you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to payment for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. Shelly Leeke Law Firm, Charleston South Carolina's personal injury law firm. Representing Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Goose Creek, West Ashley and surrounding areas. Call 843-277-6061 today.
  • Speed Limits: 70 Is The New 55 National posted speed limits have risen 15 mph since 1973, when 55mph was the national speed limit. Currently there are 34 states that have posted speed limits of 70 mph or higher. Speed limits continue to rise while insurers argue for slower speed limits and harsher penalties for speeding. Reports from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that highway fatalities in 2009 were the lowest since the government began keeping these statistics in 1954. Recently, Tom Tom Inc., the maker of GPS navigation devices, recently released their findings from a study on drivers' speeds. The company analyzed speed data of customers from 45 states and Washington, D.C. The company found that most drivers abide by the posted speed limits.

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