Clipped From Aiken Standard

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AIKEN TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECK BEGINS The Police Traffic Safety Check is sending many automobiles to the-repair shops, although most motorists in Aiken and vicinity aie keeping their cars in good condition, 'according to J. M. Sprawls Chief'of Police. During the first week of the Safety Check program, being conducted, by police officers of South Carolina, hundreds of motorists motorists have had their,cars checked and jnechanical defects eliminated, eliminated, said Chief J. 1C. Sprawls. "The results of the program are encouraging," the Police Chief said, "people have begun to realize realize that their can must last for a lon e time yet-and are cooperating with the police." 'Tor this program comV pletely successful, motorists should voluntarily take their cars to repair repair shops and;have their lights, brakes, horn, windshield' wipers and tires teited. B«pain ahonld, of course, be made when necessary; necessary; In this way hazards o f traffic traffic accidents will be greatly .reduced," .reduced," Chief J. M. Sprawls explained. explained. "Motor vehicle accidents last year in Sooth Carolina resulted in death to 4£0 persons," he said, and called notice to the traffic accident toll of over 200 persons killed during the first four months period of this-year. Unsafe vehicles have definitely contributed to this alarming accident accident toll stated the Chief of Police, Police, urging driver cooperation in checking car condition and driving driving habits for safe motoring. is

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  1. Aiken Standard,
  2. 29 May 1946, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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