We certainly hope you don't have an emergency while enjoying yourself on Hilton Head Island , but if there is some type of problem, we want you to be prepared.
» Depending on the duration of your vacation abroad, pack sufficient medicines to meet any specific needs of your family members. You may need to bring along your family's medical information, prescription medications etc.
» Inform your trusted relatives and friends of your itinerary so that you can be contacted for emergencies. Once you arrive, it's important to let a non-traveling family member know your actual room number, resort name, and local telephone number.
» You should keep credit card company's name and telephone number in a safe place in the event you loose your card while on vacation. If you need to charge a payment when traveling, it is a good idea to always use a credit card versus a debit card. You will have more protection against unauthorized charges and your actual cash funds will remain untouched.
» Weather alerts are common on Hilton Head. The National Weather Service operating out of Charleston, SC will launch an immediate advisory on the Weather Channel in the event of a threat of inclement weather. If a dangerous storm is suspected, local cable channels are typically interrupted with scrolling message alerts.
» You may notice the flashing traffic signs between Highway 278 around Hilton Head and Highway 170 in Beaufort. These signals will activate occasionally with traffic alerts for Beaufort County concerning auto-accidents, delays, and weather conditions.
» South Carolina law requires safety belts for all front seat passengers, regardless of age. Children under the age of three are required to be in a safety seat; children aged four and five must be in a safety seat OR wear a seat belt.
» If you plan to drink take along a designated driver who will remain alcohol-free. Under South Carolina law, if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher, a first offense violation will result in a minimum of 48 hours in jail, a $400 fine, and your license will be suspended for 30 days.
» In case of a fire, medical, or police emergency, dial 911 for immediate assistance from any telephone. Be prepared with any information such as rsort name, unit number, mile marker, and etc.