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This weekend marks the end of the 100 Deadly Days of Summer on South Carolina roadways. Fatalities are down (190 this year compared to 203 last year at this time). We want to end the summer on a good note. This weekend, the kickoff of football season will converge with Labor Day travel. Be a team player by helping us keep our roads safe. Please designate a driver if you are planning on tailgating during the big game. And pack an extra supply of patience since traffic will likely be heavier especially surrounding the stadiums Thursday and Saturday. State patrols and law enforcement agencies from South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina are teaming up for Hands Across the Border, an enforcement effort focused on preventing impaired driving. The goal is to be a united front in the fight against the deadly crime of DUI.
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This weekend marks the end of the 100 Deadly Days of Summer on South Carolina roadways. Fatalities are down (190 this year compared to 203 last year at this time). We want to end the summer on a good note. This weekend, the kickoff of football season will converge with Labor Day travel. Be a team player by helping us keep our roads safe. Please designate a driver if you are planning on tailgating during the big game. And pack an extra supply of patience since traffic will likely be heavier especially surrounding the stadiums Thursday and Saturday. State patrols and law enforcement agencies from South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina are teaming up for Hands Across the Border, an enforcement effort focused on preventing impaired driving. The goal is to be a united front in the fight against the deadly crime of DUI.
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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

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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

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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

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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! 👏👏

A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who put her life on the line was honored for her heroism on Wednesday.
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Additional troopers and State Transport Police officers will be patrolling the interstates today to assist as evacuees return to the Lowcountry, Florida and Georgia. #Irma

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SCHP reminding motorists: do not attempt to drive through flooded roads. Your vehicle can be swept away by rushing waters or the road could be damaged beneath the water. #TurnAroundDontDrown #Irma

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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)

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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

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As the effects of Irma reach South Carolina, remember the basics if you have to be on the roads: headlights on during rain, reduce your speed and look out for fallen trees and power lines. #Irma

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Here are some safety tips in English and Spanish from SCHP Trooper Bob and Sosha from Charleston County 911 as Hurricane Irma approaches. #Irma #Charleston

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Interstate travel will remain congested as evacuations from SC barrier islands in Lowcountry, Florida and Georgia continue -- particularly on and around I-95 . Drive carefully and monitor SC traffic sites for updated information. #Irma

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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

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WLTX News19 was live.

Join Deon Guillory, Ashley Izbicki Wltx & Efren WLTX for the latest on Hurricane Irma, how South Carolina is preparing and what you need to know about the storm as you get ready for the weekend

Prepare now for Irma impact in South Carolina. Follow traffic and safety information here: http://www.scdps.gov/hurricane_prep.asp #Irma

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