February 1, 2017
For Immediate Release:
SC Roads Group: DOT’s Rural Safety Program Good For South Carolina
Columbia, SC – Today, the South Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Christy Hall presented the annual “State of the DOT” to the Senate Transportation Committee. In her presentation, the Secretary introduced the agency’s rural safety program aimed at curbing the number of fatalities on South Carolina’s rural roads.
South Carolina Alliance To Fix Our Roads’ President Bill Ross released the following statement in support of the Rural Safety Program:
“South Carolina roadways are perilous and safety improvements are crucial. Each day, motorists put their lives at risk while traveling the deadliest roads in the country. SCDOT has proposed a plan that would address the current road fatality crisis, however, the legislature must provide the funding for implementation.”
“Pending legislation in the House and Senate would provide the funding needed to make our roadways safer. Failure to act is and will continue to cost lives, the time is now for lawmakers to pass a bill to fix our roads.”
The South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Roads is a non-partisan, nonprofit, statewide organization made up of business leaders, associations and chambers of commerce who believe fixing our roads is critical for South Carolina’s prosperity.