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SCDPS Reports Eight Killed on South Carolina Roads October 29 – October 30, 2016

Mon, 10/31/2016

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of eight persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, October 29, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, October 30, at midnight.

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

7

County roads

1

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

4

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 Motorcyclist (no helmet); 1 Pedestrian

As of October 30, 2016, 820 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 819 highway deaths during the same time period in 2015.

Of the 528 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2016, 257 were not wearing safety belts. 

Through midnight October 30, 116 pedestrians died compared to 100 in 2015; 119 motorcyclists died compared to 126 in 2015; and 20 bicyclists died compared to 15 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 October 30, 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.