McMaster visits Myrtle Beach to announce safe driving campaign

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 10:54 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 8:17 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Gov. Henry McMaster (R-SC) announced a campaign to bring awareness to safe driving practices across the state Thursday.

The campaign includes a partnership between Darlington Raceway and the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

“The historic Darlington Raceway is part of the very fabric of our state, and by their efforts to build strong partnerships statewide, they have extended their impact on South Carolina far beyond the track,” McMaster said in a statement. “This new partnership between the S.C. Department of Public Safety and Darlington Raceway is another example of the power of public-private partnerships, and it will go a long way in keeping our roadways safe.”

The new partnership will be part of the Shriners Children’s presents Darlington Labor Day Race Weekend at Darlington Raceway over Labor Day weekend.

Col. Chris Williamson with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the top causes of fatalities are speeding, driving under the influence and not wearing a seatbelt.

“Do those things to keep yourself safe. You know, do not speed, don’t drink and drive, and always wear your seatbelt,” he said. ”We have those people behind the wheels doing those things, then I think South Carolina will be a much better, a safer place, and our roadways will be safer, and lives will continue to be saved.”

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