August 25
“Safety Rest Break” Friday, August 29, for I-26 Motorists

Awareness Program Kicks off Holiday Weekend


The Labor Day Weekend “Safety Rest Break” will be held Friday, August 29, at the new I-26 Eastbound Rest Area in Orangeburg County from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The Labor Day Weekend “Safety Rest Break” is aimed at increasing safety awareness and encouraging motorists to take a rest break before continuing to drive in the typical heavy holiday traffic. We are in the midst of the “100 Deadliest Days” on our highways.


The Safety Rest Break is a joint effort by the South Carolina Department of Transportation, South Carolina Department of Public Safety, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, The S.C. Trucking Association, Michelin North America, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging and AAA Carolinas Traffic Safety Foundation.


            Motorists who stop can get the air pressure checked in their tires. They can also receive state highway maps and literature on highway safety and travel directions.


The South Carolina Secretary of Transportation is H. B. “Buck” Limehouse Jr. The SCDOT Commission includes Chairman F. Hugh Atkins, 4th Congressional District; Danny H. Isaac Jr., 1st Congressional District; Henry H. Taylor, 2nd Congressional District; Charles E. Dalton, 3rd Congressional District; Sarah B. Nuckles, 5th Congressional District; Marvin Stevenson, 6th Congressional District; and Tee Hooper, Governor’s At-Large Appointee.