CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The 100 Deadly Days of Summer, a period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, kicked off this week in South Carolina.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol said more people are on the road and accidents typically increase during this period.
You will notice more troopers patrolling the area as you hit the road this summer.
Drivers are being asked to follow the speed limit, don’t text and drive, and always wear your seatbelt.
“Traffic collisions and traffic fatalities are not discriminatory. They happen pretty much everywhere,” said Lance Cpl. Joe Hovis with SC Highway Patrol. “A lot of times, you will see it on the interstate, but just as equally you will see them on back roads or county roads. People use the interstate to get to where they’re going, but once they are there, they are going to be out venturing around.”
Highway Patrol also reminds you to keep an eye out for people on motorcycles.