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SCDPS Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Safety Breaks For November 27, 2019

Tue, 11/26/2019

Media Advisory: Thanksgiving Travel Breaks

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces:

Who:        SC Highway Patrol Community Relations Officers

What:       Troopers hold Thanksgiving holiday travel breaks when the public and media can speak with troopers, learn about
                 safe travel and view safety demonstrations.  

When:      11 a.m. – 3 p.m. -- November 27th

Where:     Locations around the state (see table):



M/Tpr. David Jones

Kershaw County, I-20 Rest Area 93 mile marker Westbound (with rollover vehicle demonstration)

L/Cpl. Joe Hovis

Oconee County, I-85 Welcome Center, 1 mile marker Northbound

M/Tpr. Gary Miller

York County, I-77 Welcome Center, 89 mile marker Southbound (with rollover vehicle demonstration)

L/Cpl. Matt Southern

Orangeburg County, I-95 Welcome Center, 98 mile marker Southbound

TFC. Tyler Tidwell

Orangeburg County, I-26 Rest Area, 150 mile marker Eastbound (with rollover vehicle demonstration)

 There were 12 deaths on South Carolina roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period in 2018. The Department of Public Safety reminds motorists to drive safely, take frequent breaks and call *HP (*47) if they need assistance or wish to report an aggressive driver.

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.