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August 2012 Archives

Hilton Head Island bicycle accidents on decline

Biking activists are happy to say that Hilton Head Island has become a safer place for bikers as a result of years of focused efforts to improve safety. In fact, Hilton Head was awarded a silver medal from the League of American Bicyclists for their sustained efforts to cultivate an environment welcoming to bikers.

South Carolina police start new 'Sober or Slammer' effort

Drunk drivers are a serious threat to the welfare of all those who share the road with them. It is undeniable that drunk drivers oftentimes get into accidents leaving innocent people either seriously injured or killed. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 18,000 people were killed last year in drunk driving accidents. Now, South Carolina police officers are stepping up their campaign against drunk driving with the implementation of the "Sober or Slammer" program.

Police car involved in Mt. Pleasant car crash

It seems that even police officers are not beyond making mistakes while behind the wheel of an automobile. While driving near downtown Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, a car belonging to the College of Charleston was rear ended by a police car.

Effort to curb DUI's proving effective

It is rare that a story about something as serious as DUI's can be optimistic. However, that is exactly what happened when community leaders and police officials recently announced that efforts to curb drunk driving accidents have been enjoying some success. According to the chairman of the Horry County Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow Coalition, actions such as holding DUI checkpoints, engaging in saturation patrols and proving educational opportunities has helped in the effort to stop drunk driving crashes.

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