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100 Deadly Days of Summer Begins

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The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reminds motorists the Memorial Day weekend begins one of the most heavily traveled periods on our state's highways.

Safety officials call the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" because they say it can be a time when fatalities begin to rise due to heavy vacation and out-of-state travel as well as an influx of motorcycle traffic with Bike Weeks.

Safety officials say there are 91 fewer fatalities compared to this time last year.

Troopers say they will saturate the roads over the holiday weekend, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at midnight Monday.

Law enforcement will hold public safety checkpoints, use radar to detect speed violations and place an increased emphasis on nighttime safety belt enforcement. 

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