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'Operation Rudolph' looking to save lives in Mt. Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

Police officers in Mount Pleasant are using "Operation Rudolph" to help save lives this holiday season.

Officers are handing out tickets to any driver that fails to stop when the traffic light changes to red. Officer Christopher Rosier says a large number of the collisions in Mount Pleasant are a result of drivers running red lights.

Rosier says police are aware of the issues construction causes, but that is no excuse.

"With the holiday season, we already have an increase in traffic. And then we have construction going on and people are not slowing down in these intersections," Rosier said.  

A ticket for failing to stop will cost drivers $230.50 and four points on your drivers license.

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