In the past few years, South Carolina has passed a law that allows people to carry a firearm in their vehicle, which is a pretty big deal. The law was actually passed in response to a tragedy that took place in 2015. The law allows you to carry a weapon in your vehicle for self-defense. This law was signed into law by Governor Robert Bentley in August of 2016.
It’s hard to say how much of an impact this law has had on traffic fatalities in the state, but it has definitely created a level of awareness amongst people that carry guns. That’s not to say that the law has been implemented without backlash, but it seems to be working so far. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of incidents of vehicle-related fatalities.
This law has been in effect for about three years now and has already had a noticeable impact in states that have it in place. I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time trusting my driver’s license when I’m on the road. After all, if I’m driving and not wearing a seat belt, that could easily result in my death.
Seat belts have been a big problem in South Carolina since the early 2000s. In 1996, the state passed a law requiring the mandatory implementation of seat belts in all new cars; this law was repealed in 2002, but the law was soon reinstated by a court case. In 2005, the state also passed a law requiring drivers to wear seat belts at all times. In 2009, the state passed another law requiring drivers to wear seat belts in all vehicles.
This law has been a bit of a joke in the state, but it’s become an issue for people. There are a lot of people in the state who believe that all drivers should wear seat belts. In North Carolina and South Carolina, you are automatically guilty of a seat belt offense if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs and you have not worn a seat belt. It is a misdemeanor offense to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while not wearing a seat belt.
According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, any driver who is charged with a seat belt offense is allowed to take a breathalyzer test and prove that he/she is not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, in the case of South Carolina, if a driver is charged with a seat belt offense and is found not guilty by the courts, the Department of Public Safety will then move forward and seek fines of over $1,000 on the driver.
There are a number of states that are currently considering the idea of a’seat belt law’. If those measures become law, it will be the first time this has ever happened in the past 15 years. Seat belt laws make sense, in my opinion, for two reasons: because, (1) it’s a great deterrent for drunk drivers, and (2) it’s a great motivator for passengers to be better about wearing a seat belt.
In my opinion, the reason the laws are controversial is because they have a large number of loopholes that allow drivers to go around them. One is the “passing a sobriety test” loophole since you can’t really just sign the test. The other is the “driver is too drunk to consent” loophole since there’s no way to prove that the driver was in a position to give you the right to ride in your car.
This all may be true, but there is a loophole that is a bit more straightforward for them to violate. There is also the driver being too drunk to drive loophole that would allow a driver to be passed a sobriety test simply because they are too drunk to drive. These loopholes can be a bit scary to think about, but I think that if people started to enforce them, then it might actually be good for the roads.
There’s also a loophole that would allow drivers to drive while wearing the wrong seat belt. If you are a passenger in your car and someone has the authority to make you wear the wrong seat belt, then you should still be able to drive.