SC Highway Patrol Prepares for “100 Deadly Days of Summer”

South Carolina State Patrol troopers gear up for the time of year when South Carolina sees the most deadly accidents on the roads.

The deadliest time of year, referred to as the “100 Deadly Days of Summer”, typically happens during the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with an average of 223 traffic deaths per year for the past three years. The increase in deadly accidents is attributed to more traffic from both residents of the state and out-of-state visitors, including more motorcyclists, an increase in drinking and driving incidents and more time spent on the road by young drivers who are out of school during these times.

State Troopers are setting up drunk driving checkpoints, targeting seat belt violations, and putting more patrols on the streets. They are also encouraging people to be aware of their responsibilities while driving.

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