Article 1 General Provisions
Article 3 Definitions
Article 5 Obedience to and Effect of Traffic Laws
Article 7 Traffic Signs, Signals, and Markings
Article 9 Accidents and Reports
Article 11 Restrictions On Speed; Racing
Article 13 Driving On Right Side of Roadway; Overtaking and Passing; Following
Article 15 Starting and Turning; Signaling
Article 17 Right-of-Way
Article 19 Stopping, Standing and Parking
Article 21 Required Stops
Article 23 Reckless Homicide; Reckless Driving; Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor, Drugs or Narcotics
Article 25 Pedestrians; Rights and Duties
Article 26 Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices
Article 27 Bicyclists and Users of Play Vehicles; Rights and Duties
Article 29 Motorcyclists; Rights and Duties Thereof
Article 30 Moped Regulation
Article 31 Miscellaneous Traffic Rules
Article 33 Size, Weight, and Load
Article 35 Equipment and Identification
Article 37 Condition of Vehicles
Article 39 Disposition of Abandoned Motor Vehicles On Highways
Article 41 Disposition of Abandoned or Derelict Motor Vehicles On Public or Private Property
Article 43 Enforcement; Traffic Violations Procedure
Article 45 Applicability of South Carolina Uniform Act Regulating Traffic to Private Roads
Article 47 Child Passenger Restraint System
Article 48 Safety Belts

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 56 > Chapter 5

  • Abandoned: means left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Adaptive parenting equipment: means equipment or any other item that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the parenting capabilities of a person with a disability. See South Carolina Code 56-5-270
  • Adaptive parenting techniques: means strategies for accomplishing childcare and other parenting tasks that enable a person with a disability to execute a task safely for themselves and their children alone or in conjunction with adaptive parenting equipment. See South Carolina Code 56-5-270
  • Adult: means an individual who is at least eighteen years of age or an emancipated minor. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Agency: means the clerk of court of this State and, when the context requires, means either the court or agency of any other jurisdiction with functions similar to those defined in this chapter, including the issuance and enforcement of support orders. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Amusement device: means any mechanical device or combination of devices which carries or conveys passengers on, along, around, over, or through a fixed or restricted course or within a defined area for the purpose of giving its passengers amusement, pleasure, or excitement. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Amusement park: means a tract or area used principally as a permanent location for amusement devices or structures. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Arrearage: means amounts of past-due and unpaid monthly support obligations established by court or administrative order. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Arrearage: means the total amount overdue under an order of support. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Caretaking authority: means the right to live with and care for a child on a day-to-day basis, including physical custody, parenting time, right to access, and visitation. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Carnival: means an itinerant enterprise consisting principally of temporary amusement devices or mechanical rides operated to provide entertainment or amusement to the public. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Catapulting amusement ride: means an amusement ride whereby a person, or persons, riding in a safety car, or other suitable safety device, is attached to wire ropes or cables that may be attached to springs or other devices similar in design or use which are engineered to simulate bungee catapulting or reverse bungee jumping as defined in Section 52-19-50(5) whereby a person or passenger is released from a fixed position, thus catapulting or otherwise launching the jumper or passenger into the air or toward the ground. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Catastrophic accident: means an incident resulting in fatality or three or more injuries resulting in hospitalization. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Child: means an individual who has not attained eighteen years of age. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Child: means :

    (a) an unemancipated individual who has not attained eighteen years of age; or

    (b) an adult son or daughter by birth or adoption or under the law of this State, other than this article, who is the subject of an existing court order concerning custodial responsibility. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • child: includes , but is not limited to, a person under the age of eighteen years. See South Carolina Code 63-17-10
  • Child: means any child, whether above or below the age of majority, with respect to whom a support order exists. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Child: means a person under the age of eighteen. See South Carolina Code 56-3-12410
  • Child custody determination: means a judgment, decree, or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Child custody proceeding: means a proceeding in which legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child is an issue. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Close and substantial relationship: means a relationship in which a significant bond exists between a child and a nonparent. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Commencement: means the filing of the first pleading in a proceeding. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Compliance with an order for support: means that pursuant to an order for support the person required to pay under the order is in arrears no more than five-hundred dollars and has paid the full child support obligation for the last two consecutive months. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Costs of collections: means costs as provided for in Section 63-3-370 in addition to the monthly support obligation. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Court: means an entity authorized under the law of a state to establish, enforce, or modify a child custody determination. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Court: means an entity authorized under the law of this State, other than this article, to establish, enforce, or modify a decision regarding custodial responsibility. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Court: means the family court of this State and, when the context requires, means either the court or agency of any other jurisdiction with functions similar to those defined in this chapter, including the issuance and enforcement of support orders. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Court: means the family court. See South Carolina Code 56-3-12410
  • Court: means the family court. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Custodial responsibility: is a comprehensive term that includes any and all powers and duties relating to caretaking authority and decision-making authority for a child. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Custodian: means a parent, relative, legal guardian, or other person or agency having physical custody of a child. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Decision-making authority: means the power to make important decisions regarding a child, including decisions regarding the child's education, religious training, health care, extra-curricular activities, and travel. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Department: means the Department of Juvenile Justice. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Department: means the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Department: means the Department of Natural Resources. See South Carolina Code 48-9-15
  • Department: means the South Carolina Department of Social Services. See South Carolina Code 56-5-270
  • Dependent child: means a person who is legally entitled to or the subject of a support order for the provision of proper or necessary subsistence, education, medical care, or other care necessary for the person's health, guidance, or well-being who is not otherwise emancipated, self-supporting, married, or a member of the armed forces of the United States. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Deploying parent: means a service member, who is deployed or has been notified of impending deployment, and is:

    (a) a parent of a child under the law of this State other than this article; or

    (b) an individual other than a parent who has custodial responsibility of a child under the law of this State other than this article;

    (9) "Deployment" means the movement or mobilization of a service member to a location for more than ninety days but fewer than eighteen months pursuant to an official order that:

    (a) is designated as unaccompanied;

    (b) does not authorize dependent travel; or

    (c) otherwise does not permit the movement of family members to that location. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Director: means the Director of the Child Support Enforcement Division of the State Department of Social Services or the director's designees. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Director: means the Director of the Child Support Enforcement Division of the State Department of Social Services or his designee. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Director: means the Director of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation or the director's designee or representative. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Disability: means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual, a record of an impairment, or being regarded as having an impairment, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and as interpreted broadly under that act. See South Carolina Code 56-5-270
  • Division: means the Child Support Enforcement Division of the State Department of Social Services. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Division: means the Child Support Enforcement Division of the State Department of Social Services. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Driver: means a person who drives or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. See South Carolina Code 56-5-6510
  • Duty of support: includes the duty to pay a monthly support obligation and any arrearage. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • entity: means , for the purposes of issuing or revoking a license, a state, county, or municipal agency, board, department, office, or commission that issues a license. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Fair: means an enterprise principally devoted to the exhibition of the products of agriculture or industry and at which amusement devices or temporary structures are provided for use by the public. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Family member: includes a sibling, aunt, uncle, cousin, stepparent, or grandparent of a child and an individual recognized to be in a familial relationship with a child under the law of this State other than this article. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Foster home: means a household of one or more persons who are licensed or approved to provide full-time care for one to five children living apart from their parents or guardians. See South Carolina Code 56-3-12410
  • Guardian: means a person who legally has the care and management of a child. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Guardian: means a person who legally has the care and management of a child. See South Carolina Code 56-3-12410
  • Home state: means the state in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as a parent for at least six consecutive months immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Income: means any form of payment to an individual as defined in Section 63-17-1410. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Initial determination: means the first child custody determination concerning a particular child. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Issuing court: means the court that makes a child custody determination for which enforcement is sought under this article. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Joint custody: means both parents have equal rights and responsibilities for major decisions concerning the child, including the child's education, medical and dental care, extracurricular activities, and religious training; however, a judge may designate one parent to have sole authority to make specific, identified decisions while both parents retain equal rights and responsibilities for all other decisions. See South Carolina Code 63-15-210
  • Judge: means the judge of the family court. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Judge: means the judge of the family court. See South Carolina Code 56-3-12410
  • Jurisdiction: means any state or political subdivision, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • juvenile: means a person less than seventeen years of age. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • License: means :

    (a) a certificate, license, credential, permit, registration, or any other authorization issued by a licensing entity that allows an individual or is required of an individual to engage in a business, occupation, or profession and includes, but is not limited to, a medical license, teaching certificate, commission and certificate of training from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for a sworn law enforcement officer, and a hunting, fishing, or trapping license for commercial use and the privilege to hunt, fish, or trap or hold a hunting, fishing, or trapping license for commercial use;

    (b) a driver's license and includes, but is not limited to, a beginner's or instruction permit, a restricted driver's license, a motorcycle driver's license, or a commercial driver's license;

    (c) a hunting, fishing, or trapping license for recreational purposes and the privilege to hunt, fish, or trap or hold a hunting, fishing, or trapping license for recreational purposes;

    (d) a watercraft registration. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Licensee: means an individual holding a license issued by a licensing entity. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Limited contact: means the opportunity for a nonparent to visit with a child for a limited period of time. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Modification: means a child custody determination that changes, replaces, supersedes, or is otherwise made after a previous determination concerning the same child, whether or not it is made by the court that made the previous determination. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Monthly support obligation: means the monthly amount of current child support that an obligor is ordered to pay by the court or by the division pursuant to this article. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Motor vehicle: means a passenger car, truck, van, or recreational vehicle required to be equipped with safety belts by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. See South Carolina Code 56-5-6510
  • Nonparent: means an individual other than a deploying parent or other parent. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Obligee: means a person or agency to whom a duty of support is owed or a person or agency having commenced a proceeding for the establishment or enforcement of an alleged duty of support. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Obligee: means any person or entity which is entitled to receive support under an order of support and includes an agency of another jurisdiction to which a person has assigned his right to support. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Obligor: means a person owing a duty of support or against whom a proceeding for the establishment or enforcement of a duty to support is commenced. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Obligor: means any person required to make payments under the term of a support order for a child, spouse, or former spouse. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Order: means an administrative order that involves the establishment of paternity and/or the establishment and enforcement of an order for child support and/or medical support issued by the Child Support Enforcement Division of the State Department of Social Services or the administrative agency of another state or comparable jurisdiction with similar authority. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Order for support: means an order being enforced by the division under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and which provides for periodic payments of funds for the support of a child or maintenance of a spouse or former spouse and support of a child, whether temporary or final and includes, but is not limited to, an order for reimbursement for public assistance or an order for making periodic payments on a support arrearage. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1020
  • Other parent: means an individual who, in common with a deploying parent, is:

    (a) the parent of a child under the law of this State other than this article; or

    (b) an individual other than a parent with custodial responsibility of a child under the law of this State other than this article. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Owner: means a person, corporation, partnership, or association who owns an amusement device or, in the event that the amusement device is leased, the lessee. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Parent: means biological parent, adoptive parents, step-parent, or person with legal custody. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Parent: means biological parent, adoptive parents, step-parent, or person with legal custody. See South Carolina Code 56-3-12410
  • Parent or guardian: means a parent, custodian, or guardian responsible for the control, safety, training, or education of a minor or a person who is disabled or incompetent. See South Carolina Code 41-18-310
  • Parole board: means the Board of Juvenile Parole under the Department of Juvenile Justice. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Payee: means a custodial parent on whose behalf child support payments are being collected or an agency or its designee in this or another state to which an assignment of rights to child support has been made. See South Carolina Code 63-17-720
  • Permanent device: means a device which is used, or intended to be used, as an amusement device that is erected to remain a lasting part of the premises. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, governmental agency or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Person acting as a parent: means a person, other than a parent, who:

    (a) has physical custody of the child or has had physical custody for a period of six consecutive months, including any temporary absence, within one year immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding; and

    (b) has been awarded legal custody by a court or claims a right to legal custody under the law of this State. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Physical custody: means the physical care and supervision of a child. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Return from deployment: means the conclusion of a service member's deployment as specified in uniformed service orders. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • rider: means a person who is:

    (a) waiting in the immediate vicinity to get on a carnival or amusement device;

    (b) getting on a carnival or amusement device;

    (c) using a carnival or amusement device;

    (d) getting off a carnival or amusement device; or

    (e) leaving a carnival or amusement device and who is still in the immediate vicinity of the carnival or amusement device. See South Carolina Code 41-18-310
  • roadway: as used in this chapter shall refer to any such roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively. See South Carolina Code 56-5-460
  • Safety coordinator: means a person suited by training or experience and designated by the owner or operator of an amusement park, fair, or carnival as being in charge of the safety of all amusement devices located at the park, fair, or carnival. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Serious injury: means an injury that results in death or requires immediate in-patient hospitalization. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Service member: means a member of a uniformed service. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Sole custody: means a person, including, but not limited to, a parent who has temporary or permanent custody of a child and, unless otherwise provided for by court order, the rights and responsibilities for major decisions concerning the child, including the child's education, medical and dental care, extracurricular activities, and religious training. See South Carolina Code 63-15-210
  • Special inspector: means an inspector licensed by the director and not employed by the department. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See South Carolina Code 63-15-502
  • Status offense: means an offense which would not be a misdemeanor or felony if committed by an adult including, but not limited to, incorrigibility or beyond the control of parents, truancy, running away, playing or loitering in a billiard room, playing a pinball machine, or gaining admission to a theater by false identification. See South Carolina Code 63-19-20
  • Status offense: means any offense which would not be a misdemeanor or felony if committed by an adult, such as, but not limited to, incorrigibility (beyond the control of parents), truancy, running away, playing or loitering in a billiard room, playing a pinball machine or gaining admission to a theater by false identification. See South Carolina Code 56-3-12410
  • Support order: means an order of a court which provides for periodic payments of funds for the support of a child or maintenance of a spouse or former spouse and support of a child, whether temporary or final, whether incidental to a proceeding for divorce, separation, separate maintenance, paternity, guardianship, or otherwise and includes an order providing modification of support payment of an arrearage or reimbursement of support. See South Carolina Code 63-17-1810
  • Supportive services: means services that help a person with a disability compensate for those aspects of the disability that affect the ability to care for a child and that enables the person to fulfill parental responsibilities including, but not limited to, specialized or adapted training, evaluations, and assistance with effective use of adaptive equipment, and accommodations that enable a person with a disability to benefit from other services, such as braille text or sign language interpretation. See South Carolina Code 56-5-270
  • Temporary device: means a device which is used as an amusement device that is regularly relocated with or without disassembly. See South Carolina Code 41-18-40
  • Tribe: means an Indian tribe or band, or Alaskan native village, which is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302
  • Warrant: means an order issued by a court authorizing law enforcement officers to take physical custody of a child. See South Carolina Code 63-15-302