Police crackdown on I-26 near Charleston paying off

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Stepped up traffic enforcement on a deadly section of Interstate 26 near Charleston appears to be paying off.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that, since the Highway Patrol and other agencies began stepped up patrols in August, there have been no fatalities along a dangerous 22-mile section of the expressway west of Summerville.

That's 1 of South Carolina's busiest interstates and has been among the nation's most deadly.

Law enforcement started the stepped-up enforcement after 26 people died along that section of highway between the beginning of 2007 and August of this year.

Many died in one-vehicle accidents.

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