SCDPS: Target 0 for this Weekend

November 23, 2012

This week marks one of the busiest travel times of the year, and the South Carolina Department of public safety has a lofty goal this year:  Zero traffic fatalities for the holiday weekend.  SCDPS Direct Leroy Smith says the number of highway fatalities was lagging behind until past couple of months.  In November alone, SC had 16 more highway deaths than this time last year, and 72 percent of those where not wearing seat belts.  Last year 11 people died on SC Highways during the Thanksgiving weekend.  Although the department’s goal is 0 fatalities, already 2 fatalities have been reported in Spartanburg County.  Both occurred Wednesday afternoon.   The SCDPS says drivers should think before getting behind the wheel. Speeding to reach your destination sooner or having a couple of drinks before heading home is not worth the consequences.  Report reckless drivers or those you suspect may be impaired by calling *HP.



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