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Mount Pleasant experiences growing problem with collisions

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant has a growing problem on its hands, and that's the number of collisions at or near intersections in town.

So, to cut down on those-- be prepared for marked and unmarked police cars to be watching you more closely.

The town says the biggest issue is drivers failing to yield the right of way, causing 56 percent of traffic accidents.

For example, turning right on a red light without allowing enough room for on-coming traffic or turning left after the green arrow has changed, can carry a $143 fine and four points on your driver's license.

Those are particularly common at Highway 17 and Bowman, and Anna Knapp Boulevard and Longpoint Road.

Running a red light can carry a $237 fine, and four points on your license.

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