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Law enforcement sends safety message to Latinos

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The South Carolina Highway Patrol will be reaching out to the Hispanic community in an upcoming safety fair.

In the 2010 U.S. Census, figures show a growth of more than 150% in the Hispanic population from the year 2000 to 2010.

"We're going to spread the message of highway safety to everyone, especially to the Hispanic community," Senior Trooper Bridget Wyant says.

Troopers are also given Spanish-language pamphlets to pass out to Spanish speakers, which detail roadway safety tips.

"We've had several [pedestrian] deaths occur on Redbank Rd and we want to get the message out there with pedestrians walking and make sure they can be seen and visible," S/Trp. Wyant says, adding that two of the victims were of Hispanic-descent and were in the roadway illegally at the time.

The safety event is scheduled for April 6th from noon until 3pm at the Midland Park Community Center in North Charleston.  It is free and open to the public.  A child seat inspector and the North Charleston Fire Department will be there, as well.

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