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Report an Incident

Want to report a child riding unsafely in a vehicle?

Buckle Buddies features a statewide, toll-free, non-punitive hotline that can be used to report any South Carolina-licensed vehicle carrying an unrestrained or improperly restrained child passenger. 

This hotline is a way for community members to help spread the word about the importance of keeping our kids safe on the road!

Report by phone

Call 1-888-RUSCBUDDY or 1-888-787-2283

Leave a message with the South Carolina license plate, vehicle description, location and time where observed. This information will be shared with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS).


Submit online

SCDPS will mail the registered owner of the vehicle an informational packet explaining the Buckle Buddies program, along with information from Prisma Health Children's Hospital–Midlands on child passenger safety and the South Carolina child restraint law.

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