News Release for 4/23/2012

South Carolina Department of Public Safety




April 23, 2012

Contact: Sherri Iacobelli, 803-331-7819

Or Sgt. Bryan McDougald, 803-896-8164


COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) announces the following event:


WHO:             SC DPS, SC Department of Transportation and Palmetto Cycling Coalition


WHAT:          Announcing efforts to lower injuries and fatalities involving Vulnerable Roadway Users (Pedestrians and Cyclists)

                        ** While overall fatalities went down last year, fatalities among pedestrians and cyclists have continued to climb


WHEN:           Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11 a.m.


WHERE:        Front of Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St., Columbia


Regional news conferences will be held throughout the state (please contact your local CRO for details):

11 a.m., Greenville:                                                                                                                                

Troop 3 Headquarters

33 Villa Road


10 a.m., Rock Hill

Rock Hill Police Department

120 East Black Street

11 a.m., Conway:                                                                       

Conway Emergency Operations Center

M.L. Brown Jr. Public Safety Building

2560 North Main Street


11 a.m., Charleston                                                                           

Troop 6 Headquarters

8740 North Park Blvd.


The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, Office of Highway Safety, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, the Office of Justice Programs and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors.


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