SOBER OR SLAMMER!: Spartanburg PD conducting checkpoints during holidays

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Spartanburg Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the holidays. 

According to a release the Spartanburg Police Department will conduct a series of traffic safety checkpoints and motorists will be asked to provide their driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

Officers will also address seatbelt violations and child restraint violations.

Data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety shows β€œon average, 300 people die each year on South Carolina roadways as a result of impaired driving. Last year, seven people died over the Christmas holiday travel period (December 22- December 25, 2017). So far this year, 951 people have died, compared to 935 this time in 2017.”

Sober or Slammer! is a comprehensive DUI enforcement and public education initiative and runs concurrently with the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign conducted by NHTSA.

All public safety checkpoints are conducted as part of the Highway Safety Grant. Our goal is to reduce the number of vehicle collisions and aggressive driving incidents.

We hope our efforts increase the overall safety of the roadways in the city of Spartanburg. 

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