Columbus Co. sheriffs launch new traffic safety campaign

Posted by Debra Worley - email

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Seven young people have died in car accidents in April alone.

In effort to reduce that number, the Columbus County Sheriff's Office is launching a new campaign aimed towards wearing a seatbelt and complying with traffic laws.

Deputies say lack of attention is usually a major factor in fatal accidents and the public needs to get involved.

"We're trying to urge the people in the community to get involved," said Major Hatcher with the Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office.  "If you see something going on or you see erratic driving or that type of thing or behavior, call law enforcement and let us know. A lot of times people see things but they tend not to want to get involved, but at some point or another you have to get involved."

Deputies say if you see erratic driving to call 911.

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