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Trooper Bill Rhyne recently spoke to a driver’s education group at its annual safety conference in Blythewood. Trooper Rhyne focused on an ever-increasing concern on the roadways: road rage and the importance of respecting other drivers to prevent it. Do you know what to do if you encounter an angry or aggressive driver? Trooper Rhyne recommends: • Simply allow the aggressive driver to get past you and move on; • Do not escalate the situation by thinking it is your responsibility to “slow them down or “teach them a lesson.” • If the aggressive driver continues to escalate, simply pull off the interstate or roadway into a safe place and let them continue on. If the individual exits with you, notify law enforcement and never exit your vehicle to confront the other driver. • Do an inventory of your own driving behaviors: Don’t tailgate, change lanes improperly or refuse to let vehicles pass; these can incite road rage. #TargetZeroTuesday
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SCDPS Press Conference — Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman
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Hurricane Irma Safety Tips from Trooper Bob
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Interested in becoming a Telecommunications Operator in the Greenville area? Apply Online At: www.scdps.gov/schp

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We want to introduce you to some of our SCDPS officers and troopers who are #ProudToServeSC. L/Cpl. Robert N. Jackson serves with our Bureau of Protective Services division’s K9 Unit. Visit http://www.scdps.gov/bps/ to learn about careers with BPS.

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Thank you, Mr. Jones, for sharing your story. Great job, Cpl. Gannon.
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The Columbia man said the trooper didn't have to go the extra mile, but he did without hesitation.
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Learn more about the life of an SC State Trooper. Follow Trooper Justin @SCHP_Troop2 tomorrow for an SCHP Tweet-Along.

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South Carolina Highway Patrol Recruiting and Training

We welcome 30 new trainees to the SCHP team! Good luck in training BLE #679 and Basic #103!

The first step to becoming an SC Trooper is applying!! If you are l...ooking to make a difference and serve your community and state, apply today!

www.SCDPS.Gov/SCTrooper

Email us recruiters at schprecruiter@scdps.gov

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Troopers in the Upstate advise motorists to be aware that road conditions are quickly changing. Motorists are advised to avoid driving when possible. If you must travel, please slow down, increase following distance and be especially aware of conditions on bridges and overpasses. #scwx #targetzero

“Advice from F/Sgt. Bradley Shaw about today's conditions. https://t.co/Z38DbcukZM
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We all want to keep our little ones snug and warm when they travel but make sure you keep safety in mind along with comfort. It is not safe to place heavy coats or blankets between your baby and the safety seat harness because this can cause the straps to loosen. The safest way to travel is to place your child in a warm but thinner sweater or jacket for the ride. Parents may always consider placing a blanket over the child’s lap once the child is safely buckled up. #BuckleUpSC #TargetZero

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We are digging into our archives this year and sharing some of the fun and interesting photos and facts from our agency’s history. The South Carolina Highway Patrol was created in 1930. This is Patrolman T.P. Brown (later Captain and commander of SCHP) on his motorcycle in October 1930 shortly after SCHP was formed. #tbt

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Still not sure about that New Year’s Resolution? Let us help. Just be a better driver. Three simple steps could lower everyone’s blood pressure in 2018.
Just slow down.
Just use your turn signal.
Just don’t text and drive.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter this year and pass it on. #JustBeABetterDriver.

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The following are SCDPS calls for service during Winter Storm Grayson. 2017 numbers are included to show a "normal" period for comparison.

From Jan. 3, 6 a.m, through Jan. 4, 6 a.m., SCDPS has worked 916 collisions and assisted 355 motorists in areas of SC that have been impacted by Winter Storm Grayson. Compared to the same time last year, SCHP worked 154 collisions and assisted 61 motorists.

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I-95 Update from SCHP: Traffic moving slowly; remains congested in areas due to recurring collisions. Problematic areas are from MM 18-21 & 53-68 NB and SB. HP discourages travel in affected areas as SCDOT continues to clear the roads. Follow HP Real-Time Traffic and DOT 511.

Want to know the current road conditions in your area? Check SCDOT's website at: http://www.511sc.org.

Check road conditions in the state of South Carolina
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Roads remain hazardous for travel in the coastal areas and along the I-95 corridor. The SC Highway Patrol cautions motorists to stay off the roads in the impacted areas today as SCDOT continues to work to clear the roadways. Call *HP for emergencies.

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