There's a certain level of risk involved any time you get into a motor vehicle, whether you're driving or riding as a passenger. Certain factors can increase that risk. Inclement weather, for example, could make it more likely for you to experience a crash and sustain serious injuries. Decisions by you or another driver can create additional risk on the road.
Most people turn to medical marijuana as a last resort. Some of the people who use marijuana for debilitating conditions may have tried and not responded to traditional therapies or medications. For those with degenerative muscular or neurological conditions, such as ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), as well as those with intractable epilepsy or aggressive cancers, marijuana may very well be their last medical option.
Sometimes, in the wake of a vehicular collision, the people involved can no longer even get themselves out of the car. Considering how common spinal cord injuries and broken bones are after a crash, it's no wonder that people without any serious, visible injuries feel thankful.
In South Carolina, along with every other state in the U.S., embezzlement is a serious charge. In most cases, it applies to someone who committed theft or larceny. Furthermore, the person that commits embezzlement is usually an individual who had some sort of position or authority to safeguard the money, property or other assets stolen. For example, a cashier that pockets a few cents during every transaction is embezzling from the store he or she works for.
Every time you get behind the wheel of your car you are taking a risk. You never know what could happen as you make your way down the road.
As you travel the roads of South Carolina, and around the country, it's safe to assume that you will be in close proximity to large commercial trucks. These hulking vehicles tend to intimidate drivers of smaller cars on the road due to their size alone, and the knowledge that when there's an accident with a huge truck, the smaller car usually fares worse in terms of damage.
If you have never been involved in a car accident, you may not realize just how serious this can be.
South Carolina takes drug offenses very seriously. In fact, even marijuana, which is quickly being legalized around the country, carries stiff penalties. More people than ever are questioning the prohibition of marijuana, seeing it as comparable to alcohol. Public opinion won't matter to law enforcement or the courts if you're caught with marijuana, especially if you have more than an ounce in your possession.
You were out on a bike ride, just like any other day. Today was different, though. A neighborhood pet got loose, and you saw it walking ahead of you on the road. You knew the dog, so you didn't think anything of approaching it on your bicycle. Suddenly, it barred its fangs and attacked.