Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3406Primary Sponsor: HarrellCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Careless drivingResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: DKA/4241AL.93Introduced Date: 19930204Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930204Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Harrell McLeod R. Smith Waites Rogers Clyborne J. Brown Govan Corning Neilson Neal Fulmer Simrill Hallman Stille Scott Tucker Hutson Whipper R. Young Wofford Vaughn Harrison Witherspoon Wilkins Holt Baker Moody-Lawrence Askins Kelley Breeland Davenport Sheheen Keegan Wells Lanford Hines Stone Inabinett Elliott Marchbanks Martin A. Young T.C. Alexander Thomas Fair Haskins Cromer Phillips Gamble Allison Quinn Graham D. Smith Meacham Stuart Richardson Shissias D. Wilder HarvinType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3406 House 19930204 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-2925 SO AS TO PROHIBIT CARELESS DRIVING AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-2925. It is unlawful for a person to operate a motor vehicle without due care and caution for the safety of persons and property. A person who violates the provisions of this statute is guilty of careless driving and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than twenty-five dollars. A violation of this section is in the nature of a warning and as such, no points may be assessed against the person's driving record or for insurance merit rating system and recoupment purposes."
SECTION 2. The provisions of Section 56-5-2925 apply to all violations occurring after the effective date of this act. However, for persons convicted of any municipal offense for careless or negligent driving after January 1, 1990, no points may be assessed against the person's driving record or for insurance merit rating system and recoupment purposes.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.