Current Status Bill Number:
135Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: MitchellAll Sponsors: Mitchell, Washington, LeventisDrafted Document Number: RES9467.TWMResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Transportation Committee 15 STSubject: Careless driving
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee Senate 19941003 Prefiled, referred to Committee 15 STView 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 NEGLIGENT DRIVING AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Title 56, Chapter 5 of 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 negligent driving and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days. No points may be assessed for a violation of this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.