Hartsville Police report on summer enforcement results

The officers of the Hartsville Police Department worked hard again this year during the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer campaign to keep the streets of Hartsville safe.
It is a privilege to drive, but it is also your responsibility to do so as safely as possible.  Slow down and take your time getting to your destination. Many drivers say that they speed because they are running late for an important meeting or that they had to get their kids to school on time.
Driving aggressively is not safe; not only could you receive a hefty fine, you could also cause an accident. Even worse is that you or someone else could be killed as a result.
You should always wear your seatbelt and make sure passengers are belted in safely before leaving.  If you have plans to drink or if you are taking medication that could impair your ability to drive, please have someone drive for you. Don’t text and drive.  If you have to make a call or check a message, please pull over and do so safely.

Deadliest Days of Summer enforcement results

Traffic accidents investigated: 85
Driving Under Influence: 21
Broken seal/Open container: 22
Speeding: 114
Driving Under Suspension/No S.C. license: 179
Child restraint: 1
Seatbelt violation: 76
Reckless driving: 10
Child endangerment: 1
Drug violations: 50
Operating uninsured vehicle: 60
Other traffic related charges: 384

Author: Rachel Howell

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