April 14, 2020

     

     Golf carts are a familiar sight in the lowcountry. In the summertime they are a great way to haul the kids to the neighborhood pool. They offer a better fuel economy than your typical car and they are a breeze to park. Golf carts can be a lot of fun, but just like cars they are governed by statutes and regulations.

The Law

     In South Carolina golf carts driven on public property must be registered and require a permit decal. Permits can be obtained at your local South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle branch and must be replaced every five years or upon a change of address. You will need:

  • A completed regis...

June 20, 2017

Did you know:

1) A boat operator is likely to become impaired more quickly than a driver of a motor vehicle, drink for drink?

2) The use of alcohol is involved in about one third of all recreational boating fatalities?

It is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in every state. The Coast Guard also enforces a federal law that prohibits boating while under the influence (BUI). This law pertains to all boats - from canoes and rowboats to the largest ships. Violation of these rules can lead to fines, jail time, alcohol education programs, and suspension of your boating license.

In South Carolina, if a person is under the infl...

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