Following Too Closely Traffic Violation Defense in South Carolina

 

Drivers that find themselves involved in an accident in the Myrtle Beach and Conway area may be charged with a traffic violation for following too close or for too fast for conditions. Many officers think that because an accident has occurred that they must write a traffic ticket to the driver that they believe to be at fault.  Sometimes a traffic officer will witness drivers "following too closely" and issue a citation when no accident has occurred. If you have been charged with a traffic violation for following too close or for too fast for conditions, call Trent Chambers.  The Chambers Law Firm can help defend the charge and prevent points against your license and fines associated with the charges. If you need an attorney to fight your traffic ticket call Trent Chambers today at (843) 692-7953.

ยง 56-5-1930. Following Too Closely

(a) The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.

(b) The driver of any truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle when traveling upon a roadway outside of a business or residence district and which is following another truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle shall, whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger, except that this shall not prevent a truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle from overtaking and passing any vehicle or combination of vehicles.

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