The number of deaths on the state’s roads may be down this year from last year, but the South Carolina Highway Patrol says they are still keeping a strong presence throughout the holiday weekend. South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesperson Bob Beres says they are keeping their eyes on the roads.
We’re looking for everything. We are almost in the middle of the “100 Deadly Days of Summer.” Last year we lost 281 people in 100 days, which is from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This year, we’ve lost 50 people from Memorial Day to today. Obviously, we are 32 less than we were last year, but obviously one fatality is too many.
Because of this, Beres says law enforcement agencies will be out in full force this weekend.