Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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(WMC-TV) - AAA is offering advice for drivers who must go out in the wintry weather conditions.
Precipitation and cold temperatures can cause ice to form, especially on bridges. Here are some tips to help you stay safe on the roads:
1. Buckle up!
No matter the weather, be sure everyone's in seat belts, restraint seats or booster seats, even in vehicles with airbags.
Eliminate all distractions. Driving demands our full attention even in good weather.
3. Know your car.
Tires are the most important part of the car. Make sure they have the proper air pressure and good tread. Low tire pressure cuts fuel mileage, steering and braking traction.
New vehicles often feature traction and stability technology that help prevent skids. Check the owner's manual to know what that technology will do, and – just as important – what it won't do.
4. See and be seen.
Clear all windows and outside mirrors, turn on headlights to low beam (even in daylight), search for hazards far down the road to spot traffic tie-ups, slippery hills or other situations you may want to begin stopping for early, or steering around.
5. Make smooth moves.
Slow way down, leave plenty of following distance behind the next vehicle - at least six to eight seconds on slippery roads, and leave an "out" to one side.
Accelerate, brake and steer slowly and smoothly. Jerky motions increase the risk of skids.
6. Apply Steady Braking.
In vehicles without antilock brakes, do not pump the brakes. Keep steady pressure on unless the wheels lock, then ease up on the pedal just enough to regain traction. Rolling wheels have more traction than locked wheels.
In vehicles with antilock brake systems, keep pressing the pedal firmly and steadily. The antilock system should handle the rest- do not pump the brakes. Pumping antilock brakes will remove any benefits they provide.
7. Recover from a skid without panicking.
If you start to skid, stay off the brakes and accelerator and don't shift gears. Simply look and steer in the direction you want the car to go. When the skid is over you'll be better able to move the car to a safe spot and calm down before resuming your trip.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:46:22 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:26:15 GMT
Labor Day was quiet for Kevin Gray, but last Friday night proved to anything but quiet. Gray and a friend witnessed a shooting near C.F. Bolden Stadium that night which put a game between C.A. JohnsonMore >>
Neighbors in Barhamville Estates demand protection following a shooting near Bolden Stadium on Friday night, More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>