South Carolina Father Drafts House Bill to Hold Drivers Accountable for Injuries and Death
SIMPSONVILLE, SC – According to an online news report at foxcarolina.com, the father of a twenty year old male motorcyclist who was killed creates House Bill 3788 to hold drivers accountable for causing injuries and death.*
A father of a motorcyclist killed after a car crashed into him is honoring his son and giving him a voice that has been silenced. The father created House Bill 3788 that is currently sitting in committee and is being sponsored by Representatives Moore and Willis.
The twenty one year male old was riding on his motorcycle on West Georgia Road in Simpsonville, Georgia when a car crashed into his motorcyclist, killing him.
The bill that the man’s father created outlines increased levels of accountability and investigation when an accident happens. It provides that “if a driver creates bodily harm to another, they could face a misdemeanor charge; if they kill someone, a felony.” The father notes that South Carolina is behind the times regarding road rules. The neighboring states of Georgia and North Carolina issue incremental penalties, which is what the father would like to see in South Carolina.
"We are trusting total strangers, what is the common ground, the law, when we break those rules, people die," the father said.
The father says that there is a big difference between the terms “accident” and “incident.” He notes that an accident refers to something where you hit road debris, have a faulty tire, etc. In these situations, the driver was obeying the law and didn’t intend to have an accident. On the other hand, the father says what happened to his son was an incident, which could relate to a driver intentionally disobeying the law, such as by driving while distracted or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
The father’s House Bill 3788 intends to hold drivers more accountable with harsher penalties for causing traffic incidents.
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