Motorists in Laurens, Chester, Fairfield and Berkeley counties will see additional enforcement over the next few days as the SC Department of Public Safety continues its ACE (Area Coordinated Enforcement) to reduce collisions and fatalities in our state.
Areas of enforcement in Laurens County for Thursday-Saturday include: SC-14, SC-418 and US-221. Laurens County has had eight fatalities so far this year, one of which involved commercial motor vehicles.
Areas of enforcement in Chester and Fairfield counties for Thursday-Saturday include: I-77, US-21, US-321, SC-9, SC-72, SC-97, SC-213, SC-200 and SC-34. Chester County has had four fatalities so far this year, one of which involved a commercial motor vehicle. Fairfield County has had two fatalities so far this year, one of which involved a commercial motor vehicle.
Areas of enforcement for Berkeley County for Thursday-Saturday include: I-26, US-17A, US-176 and SEC-62. Berkeley County has had 16 fatalities so far this year, two of which involved a commercial motor vehicle.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol and State Transport Police will work with local law enforcement partners, focusing on all traffic violations with a special emphasis on DUI, speed, aggressive and distracted driving, which are violations leading to collisions and fatalities. The State Transport Police will also focus on Commercial Motor Vehicle violations in these areas. As of June 15, South Carolina has had 441 fatalities statewide compared to 507 at this time in 2021.
*These collision numbers are preliminary figures*