I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Chesterfield County for enjoying our nation’s Independence Day celebrations without experiencing a highway fatality within our county.
It is very rewarding to see your cooperation through utilizing the safe driving practices which can save your life and mine.
Unfortunately, not all our friends and neighbors practice safe driving habits. Speeding, seatbelt violations, and DUI are all things that Troopers dealt with over the holiday period.
Please remain vigilant in your driving as we are still within the 100 deadly days of summer. As of July 8th, 416 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 417 highway deaths in this same time period in 2011. Of the 279 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2012, 176 were not wearing seat belts. Through midnight July 8th, 52 pedestrians, 58 motorcyclists and 11 bicyclists have died on our state roads and highways.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol earnestly appreciates your cooperation and requests your help in making Chesterfield County a better place to live.
F/Sgt J.P. Harrison
Commander Troop 4 Post D
SC Highway Patrol