SCDPS Reports Seven Killed During the 2016 Labor Day Travel Period

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of seven persons killed on South Carolina roadways during the Labor Day weekend, which started Friday, September 2, at 6 p.m. and concluded Monday, September 5, at midnight. Preliminary details on these crashes are below.

There were nine fatalities during the 2015 Labor Day period. Click To Tweet

Additionally, SCDPS is reporting a preliminary number of 268 traffic deaths during the 100 Deadly Days of Summer, compared to 271 during the same time frame in 2015. This period runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

 

Interstates 0
US routes, SC roads and secondary roads 7
County roads 0
Seat belt used 0
Seat belt not used 3
Seat belt unknown 0
Seat belt not applicable 1 pedestrian, 2 motorcyclists (both – no helmet), 1 moped driver (no helmet)

 

As of September 5, 2016, 653 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 649 highway deaths during the same time period in 2015.

Of the 420 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2016, 200 were not wearing safety belts. Click To Tweet

Through midnight September 5, 92 pedestrians died compared to 77 in 2015; 97 motorcyclists died compared to 98 in 2015; and 16 bicyclists died compared to 12 in 2015 on state roads and highways.

 

Editor’s note: These numbers are preliminary and are based on fatal collisions compiled by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety as of midnight September 5, 2016.

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