Target Zero: SC aims to reduce traffic fatalities

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina is setting a goal of reducing the number of traffic fatalities to zero.

And on Wednesday, the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Transportation are holding events in four cities to announce a team of 24 Highway Patrol troopers who will work toward that goal.

The team, called the Target Zero Team, will focus on the three main violations that lead to highway fatalities – not using seat belts, drunken driving and speeding.

The Target Zero team is being introduced at events in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville and Myrtle Beach.

Event info:

WHO:
SC Department of Public Safety and SC Department of Transportation

WHAT:
Announcement of a 24-trooper Target Zero team that will focus enforcement primarily on three of the main violations leading to highway fatalities: DUI, Safety Belts and Speeding violations

WHEN:
10 a.m.: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 – Columbia & Charleston 2 p.m.: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 – Greenville & Myrtle Beach

WHERE:
Columbia: SCDOT State TMC, 1412 Shop Rd. Columbia
Greenville: SCHP Troop 3 Headquarters: 33 Villa Rd., Ste. 200, Greenville
Charleston: SCDOT Engineering Dist. 6; 6355 Fain Blvd., N. Charleston
Myrtle Beach: Horry SCDOT TMC, 3829 Business Street, Myrtle Beach

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