Now that summer is drawing to a close, The DUI Campaign in South Carolina is taking off. Sober or Slammer, the State’s annual campaign against drunk driving, is now a well known tradition in the Lowcountry.
According to the Post and Courier, “Since Memorial Day, 218 people have died on South Carolina highways. That’s 37 more than during the same period last summer. The 581 people who have died on South Carolina highways so far this year is 105 more than the same period last year.”
The Sober or Slammer campaign will start on Thursday, and run through Labor Day. Drivers can expect The Department of Public Safety to increase Highway Patrol presence.
According to Live 5 News, “enforcement agencies will patrol and enforce driving under the influence (DUI) laws, to prevent alcohol and drug related motor vehicle accidents.”
The campaign is run for good reason. According to scsoberorslammer.com, “Nearly half of all fatal crashes in South Carolina involve an impaired driver. Too many people are still taking risks that lead to their own death or the loss of an innocent life nearly every day right here in our state.”