The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists that this weekend begins one of the most heavily travelled periods on the state’s highways.
Safety officials call this period the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" because the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be a time when fatalities start to rise due to heavy vacation and out-of-state travel, and the influx of motorcycle traffic due to Bike Weeks. Fatalities are currently 91 behind last year at this time.
“Our goal right now is to achieve Target Zero traffic deaths by approaching traffic safety from every angle,” said SCDPS Director Leroy Smith. “We have had a promising start to the year and we want to see that trend continue through the busy summer travel months, but that means we cannot get complacent.”