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State Laws of South Carolina

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Website: http://www.sc.gov/


Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal. Penalties include a fine of more than $200 and loss of driving license.

It is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 to buy, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages.

Open containers of beer, wine or liquor are prohibited in vehicles or any public place including streets, sidewalks, and beach areas.

Vehicle headlights must be on if operating windshield wipers due to rain or poor road conditions.

Motorcyclists are required to use headlights at all times.

Children ages 17 and younger in a moving vehicle must be restrained at all times by means appropriate for the child's age and seating location, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration.

Right turns may be made on a red light throughout the state, except where a sign denotes "No Right on Red." Remember, stop before turning and give way to traffic already in the intersection. 

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