Message from City of Darlington Police Chief

The Darlington City Police Department would like to inform all businesses and residents of an impending event that is taking place August 5th through August 9th of this year. The Darlington International Drag Way located on Highway 151 in Darlington County will be hosting a National Bikers Roundup. There are estimates of at least 20,000 attendees but reports have led us to believe that as many as 60,000 attendees are possible. There will be many bikers camping around the Drag Way and it is certain that campers will be traveling to all local area businesses. It is a certainty that will significantly cause traffic problems as large numbers of motorcycles travel to and from the event on Highway 151.

Local businesses are encouraged to be ready for increased patronage fast food restaurants; convenience stores and grocery stores are the most likely places for such traffic. Motorists should be especially mindful of these large numbers of motorcycles and should use extreme caution do to the likelihood of increased traffic, which coincides with higher numbers of collisions.

Author: Duane Childers

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