Highway patrol cracking down on road safety violations

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston is the most dangerous county in the state for walkers, runners and cyclists.
But it's not just a problem here.

Across the state, 90 people were killed in 2009, 95 in 2010 and 114 in 2011. But the highway patrol has come up with a creative solution to stop this growing trend.

Public safety officials say if they see you walking, running or cycling on the roads illegally they'll give you a slap on the wrist with a reflective bracelet.

Highway patrol and other local law enforcement agencies will hand out the neon bracelets to pedestrians and cyclers to increase their visibility to motorists at night and to remind them to be safe on the roads.

Authorities say secondary roads in rural areas have the most fatal pedestrian accidents and Charleston County has the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the state.

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