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SCDPS Reports 12 Killed on South Carolina Roads March 4 – March 6, 2016

Mon, 03/07/2016

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 12 persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, March 4, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, March 6, at midnight.

Interstates

2

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

8

County roads

2

Seat belt used

3

Seat belt not used

5

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

4 (2 unhelmeted motorcyclists, 2 pedestrians)

As of March 6, 2016, 144 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 154 highway deaths during the same time period in 2015.

Of the 105 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2016, 57 were not wearing safety belts. 

Through midnight March 6, 20 pedestrians died compared to 25 in 2015; 10 motorcyclists died compared to 11 in 2015; and five bicyclists died compared to four in 2015 on state roads and highways. 

Editor’s note: These numbers are preliminary and are based on fatal collisions compiled by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety as of midnight March 6, 2016.

For more detailed information on archived traffic fatality reports, please contact Laura Caskey, (803) 896-9402.


The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, Immigration Enforcement Unit and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors.