Troopers step up holiday weekend patrols
Fri, 03 Sep 2010 13:43:54 GMT — COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina troopers are saturating the state's roadways this weekend to crack down on speeders and drunken drivers over the Labor Day holiday. Multiple media outlets report the Highway Patrol is increasing its presence on South Carolina's highways starting Friday afternoon. Troopers hope to close out the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" with a record-low number of highway deaths and crashes. There had been 177 deaths this summer as of midnight Aug. 30. That's compared with 255 deaths in the same number of days last year, a drop of more than 30 percent. The busy Labor Day holiday travel weekend begins Friday evening at 6 p.m. and ends Monday at midnight.
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