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Stop or no stop: The skinny on rules of passing buses

Tyler Ryan speaks with the SCHP about the rules of the road when it comes to school buses

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – As schools across the State open for another year, we once again see forty foot buses all about town, ensuring our kids get from home to school safely.  Helping to ensure that safety and that the rules of the road, when it comes to sharing the road with buses, is Highway Patrol’s School Bus Safety Unit….

SC Highway Patrol on the roads to keep you safe this Holiday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Holiday travel is underway, on the roads and in the air. If you are hitting the road- expect heavy traffic. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, you could see heavily congested areas especially along I-20. South Carolina troopers remind you to reduce your speed, keep a safe following distance, and always wear a seat belt. Categories:…

Thanksgiving travel safety reminders from S.C. Highway Patrol

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – You can expect to see a significant increase of traffic in the Midlands starting tomorrow, this is according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The agency will be out in full force. “Reduce your speed, limit your distractions, maintain a larger follow distance. And in some of these heavily congested areas like Columbia or on I-20 in…

Troopers on the roads this Labor Day urge driver safety

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you are headed back home from vacation for the Labor Day holiday, travelers are not the only ones on the road in South Carolina. Local Law Enforcement are ramping up efforts to keep you safe. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is reminding everyone to buckle up this holiday. Troopers say there will be a strong emphasis…

SC Troopers out in Force Labor Day Weekend

SC Law Enforcement will be out trying to keep you safe this holiday weekend

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– SC Law Enforcement will be out trying to keep you safe this holiday weekend. The Department of Public Safety says there will be a strong emphasis on DUI and other unsafe driving behaviors for the next several days. There were 16 fatalities during the Labor Day holiday period last year. The top three contributing factors that led…

Deadly holiday on SC Roads, say Public Safety officials

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The New Year’s holiday was a deadly one on South Carolina highways. The SC Highway Patrol announced four people died in accidents between 6pm New Year’s Eve and just before Midnight on January 1. 2020. So far, in 2020 seven people have died in traffic related incidents compared with 19 at the same time last year, say South…

1-20 Eastbound at US 1 back open after dump truck hits bridge

(Courtesy: SCDOT/Twitter)  COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–I-20 Eastbound at US 1 in Lexington County is now open say South Carolina Department of Transportation officials. The SCDOT had closed I-20 EB in Lexington County at US 1 due to a truck hitting the structure early Tuesday morning. According to SC DOT officials, the damage was not significant. Drivers were detoured off the Interstate…