STOP AGGRESSIVE DRIVING

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announced on Monday it’s new enforcement campaign to “Stop Aggressive Driving”. The Highway Patrol is asking the public to first examine their own driving behaviors.

Do you speed?

Do you weave in and out of traffic?

Do you follow to closely?

If the answers to one or all of these questions is yes, then the Highway Patrol’s Target Zero Team will be looking for you. Last year 981 people died on South Carolina roadways. The leading cause of fatal collisions were speed, DUI, and failure to yield right of way. Additionally, the leading causation of total collisions were speed, failure to yield right of way, distracted driving, following too closely and improper lane change.

The Target Zero Team has already started the first wave of enforcement in the Upstate.  Their plan is to begin enforcement in the Lowcountry in February and March.

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HOW TO AVOID AN AGGRESSIVE DRIVER

First and foremost, get out of the way.  Do not challenge the aggressive driver by speeding up or attempting to hold your own lane.  Do not block the passing lane, especially if you are driving slower than most of the traffic.  If you come in contact with a reckless driver, call *HP.

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