South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers and other law officials are focusing on boating safety and car safety this summer.
As hot weather brings more people outdoors, troopers are working to maintain the safety of people on highways and lakes.
According to troopers, not every accident is preventable, but there are a variety of steps people can take to raise their odds of being safe.
"Substitute seat belts for life jackets and pavement for water and the same tips apply on South Carolina's highway," according to news reports .
Police are also urging drivers to buckle up, never drink and drive, avoid talking and texting on their cell phones while driving. Paying attention while driving and being a defensive driver can help avoid car accidents and save lives.
South Carolina Department of Public Safety officials will be working all summer to crack down on drunken drivers and those who aren't wearing their seatbelt, according to news reports.
As a Beaufort car accident attorney , I urge no one to ever drink and drive or drive while distracted whether there are extra patrols out or not. When you drive under the influence you not only put yourself at risk, but also everyone around you. I'm glad officers are reminding drivers of the importance of being safe drivers this summer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunken driving car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Beaufort .