S.C. troopers target speeders through new initiative this month

Troopers are cracking down on speeding as part of a special initiative this month.


Citations for Friday and Monday covering six counties:

Total number of speeding citations: 83

2-point speeding citations (up to 9 mph over limit): 23

4-point speeding citations (10 mph and higher over limit): 60

The S.C. Highway Patrol is "Going After Speeders," the name of their new campaign, which began Friday and will continue through Memorial Day.

Highway patrol officials said drivers should expect to see more of them specifically targeting speeders and ticketing.

On Friday and Monday, troopers covering Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper counties wrote 83 citations, officials said.

Troopers also have partnered with law enforcement agencies in their effort to reduce crashes and fatalities. "The number one contributing factor in South Carolina collisions are speeding related," said Senior Trooper Hannah Wimberly.

Troopers are targeting certain roadways where drivers are likely to speed, Wimberly said. The first two days of citations were issued on Interstate 95 and U.S. Highways 17, 78 and 278.

Troopers will target different roadways each week of the month-long campaign, officials said.

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