This past weekend, four pedestrians died on South Carolina roadways; 64 pedestrians have died on South Carolina roads so far this year. It takes pedestrians and motorists both doing their part to stop this deadly trend. Pedestrians can greatly increase their chances of being seen by motorists and avoiding a collision when they wear light or reflective material. Watch this helpful video to see what a difference it makes when you dress to “Be Safe. Be seen.”
Motorists, we need ...your help too. LOOK for pedestrians:
• Drive with your bright headlights on when there is no oncoming traffic;
• Reduce your speed on rural roadways, especially at night;
• Scan ahead and stay alert for unexpected pedestrians on rural roadways.
Several words come to mind: tough, fighter, determined are among them.
SCHP is hiring pre-certified officers for October 2017 and uncertified for February 2018. Watch recruiters answer the 10 most frequently asked questions. APPLY NOW!
SCDPS law enforcement will be working to keep motorists safe on the road this Memorial Day weekend, which is the kickoff of summer travel season. Troopers urge motorists to buckle up; don't drive distracted; and to designate a sober driver. SCHP Col. Michael Oliver reminds drivers to MOVE OVER for law enforcement and emergency vehicles. #TargetZeroSC #HighwaysorDiewaysSC
Going to Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Bikefest, May 25 – 28?
SCHP urges motorcyclists and vehicles to LOOK before entering the roadway or changing lanes and SHARE the road safely.
#RideSmart #TargetZeroSC #SoberOrSlammer
Check out www.horrycounty.org/bikeweeks for additional safety tips.
As motorcycle traffic increases in the coming days for the Harley Bike Week and Memorial Bike Fest, troopers urge motorists and bikers to share the road:
-- Look twice before pulling from intersections;
-- Yield to other vehicles when they have the right of way;
-- Check your blind spots before switching lanes;...
-- Don't tailgate;
-- Bikers: Wear your protective gear
-- Obey posted speed limits.
Visit the SCHP safety booth at the Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson Shop-South to talk with troopers and learn more about motorcycle safety.