This week is Rail Safety Week and SCDPS is joining Operation Lifesaver to remind motorists that "Trains can't stop quickly, you can." Always be aware of your surroundings as you approach railroad tracks. Look for the signals at the crossing and listen for the train. Get more great tips from Trooper Bob and Janice Cowan of Operation Lifesaver. https://youtu.be/14UKFERFfRE #TargetZeroTuesdays #Railsafety
This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Learn more about the new child passenger safety law at www.buckleupsc.com. If your child rides with caregivers, family or friends, make sure each driver has the proper seat and knows how to properly secure the child according to height and weight specifications. #ChildPassengerSafety #TargetZero
This week is national Child Passenger Safety Week. This is a good time to check your child’s car seat to make sure you are using it right. South Carolina has new child passenger safety guidelines. Learn which seat is right for your child’s age, height and weight: http://www.buckleupsc.com/safety_seat_law.asp. #therightseat #TargetZero
Congrats Trooper R. L. Winstead for receiving the Russ Sorrow award!
The award is named in honor of Greenville policeman Russ Sorrow who was killed in the line of duty and is presented to law enforcement officials who go above and beyond for the job. Thank you for your service, Trooper Winstead! 👏👏
If you see these...don’t drive around them. Barricades are put into place to keep you safe. Roads can get washed out, sinkholes can open up, or the structure of roads may become comprised during heavy storms. Follow instructions of your local emergency management and law enforcement officials during the storm. (DPS file photo)
TIP from SCE&G: “Stay away from downed power lines – Storms can cause tree limbs and entire trees to break and fall, sometimes taking power lines and even meter boxes down with them. Always assume any downed power line you see is live and stay away.” Call 911 to report downed power lines. #Irma
First responders are working for our citizens and visitors to keep you safe and up and running during the storm. Let’s keep them safe, too. It’s the law in South Carolina to Move Over when you see an emergency scene or flashing lights indicating first responders are at work. Give them room to work during the storm – and every day. Section 56-5-1538: (An authorized emergency vehicle: any ambulance, police, fire, rescue, recovery or towing vehicle authorized to respond to a traffic incident). #Irma