November 16
SCDOT and its Partners Offer Thanksgiving “Safety Rest Break” Friday, Nov. 16, for I-95 Motorists at Welcome Center in Hardeeville

Motorists who stop at the South Carolina Welcome Center in Hardeeville along northbound Interstate 95 on Friday, Nov. 16, will be offered free refreshments and safety brochures and can have their tire pressures checked.


The Thanksgiving Safety Rest Break is aimed at increasing safety awareness and encouraging motorists to take a rest break, and refresh themselves mentally/physically before continuing to drive in the typical heavy holiday traffic. 


It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The Safety Rest Break is a joint effort between the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), South Carolina Department of Public Safety, AAA Carolinas, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, SC Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging and Michelin North America.


Motorists who stop can: (1) get the air pressure checked in their tires. (2) get travel directions; (3) get free literature on aggressive driving, bicycle and pedestrian safety, child passenger safety and work zone safety; and (4) have their child safety seats checked by a passenger safety technician. 


The South Carolina Secretary of Transportation is H. B. “Buck” Limehouse Jr. The SCDOT Commission includes Chairman Bobby T. Jones, 5th Congressional District; Vice Chairman Joe Young, 1st Congressional District; Henry Taylor, 2nd Congressional District; Marion P. Carnell, 3rd Congressional District; F. Hugh Atkins, 4th Congressional District; Marvin Stevenson, 6th Congressional District; and Tee Hooper, Governor’s At-Large Appointee.