Troopers Ramp Up Patrols for “Target Zero” Campaign

It’s the next phase in the Target Zero Campaign, troopers are ramping up patrols in consistently high crash fatality areas across South Carolina.

The Highway Patrol is working with the Department of Public Safety and the SC Department of Transportation to fund 24 additional patrol positions. Troopers will concentrate on enforcement in the areas where troopers see a lot of drunken driving, distracted driving and speeding and drivers not wearing a seatbelt.

These areas include:

Greenville County, US 25 Whitehorse Rd., beginning at SC 291 Augusta Road and ending at South 782 Lily St. There have been 2530 crashes there and 16 fatalities.

Greenville County Pointsette Highway and Laurens Road beginning at N. Parker Rd. and ending at I-85 There have been 1781 crashes and 6 fatalities there.
Greenville County I-385 beginning at the Laurens County line and ending at 941Bridges Road. There have been 814 crashes and 6 fatalities there.
Anderson County Highway 28 Abbeville Highway and Peerman dairy Road. Beginning at 149 South McDuffie Street and ending at old Pearman Dairy Road. There have been 1182 crashes there and 9 fatalities.
7 On Your Side also analyzed data from the total number of crashes for locations in the Upstate in the past 5 years. The location with the most crashes is Interstate 85 at Pelham Rd.  There have been 567 crashes there.
Second on the list Woodruff Rd and Interstate 385 is second at 496 in the past 5 years and third is in Spartanburg County, Interstate 85 at Highway 290.
The SCHP, Department of Public Safety and SCDOT have created a new website for the Target Zero campaign.

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