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H 3582 General Bill, By E.W. Simpson and R.O. Kay
    A Bill to enact the "South Carolina Highway Safety Act of 1989" including provisions to require seat belts with a mandated reduction in insurance rates, to make the use of certain radar detection devices unlawful, to increase motor vehicle inspection fees, to require drivers seventy and over to take a motor vehicle road test every two years, to increase the fines for a second or subsequent conviction of speeding, to increase the penalties for operating a motor vehicle without insurance or proof of financial responsibility, to require vehicles transporting hazardous waste to observe speed limits below those that are posted, to require vehicles to display stickers on the front windshield containing current insurance information, to raise the age for obtaining beginners' permits, provisional drivers' licenses, and regular drivers' licenses, to require members of the General Assembly to obey posted speed limits regardless of their immunity while attending sessions of the General Assembly, to increase the number of highway safety inspectors of the Public Service Commission, to make it unlawful to leave keys in a motor vehicle in a public area, to authorize the South Carolina Highway Patrol to establish road blocks to check for license, equipment, and other violations, to require the Department of Highways and Public Transportation to paint a white cross on any public street or highway in the location of a fatal accident within thirty days of the accident, and to provide that the Department of Highways and Public Transportation shall distribute a list of the penalties for motor vehicle moving violations to all persons when renewing their annual motor vehicle registration and licensing.
03/01/89House Introduced and read first time HJ-9
03/01/89House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-10

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