trash on roadways
I drive from Folly Beach to Charleston frequently via Folly Road and SC 30. It’s great to see that there is much less fast-food trash than 10 years ago. But there is still lots of trash: buckets, large bags of recycled bottles, plywood, sheetrock, bales of pine straw, 2 x 4s, towels, bathing suits, beach toys, flattened corrugated cardboard, beach chairs, ladders, yard rubbish, etc. This is not stuff that people toss out of car windows. It is improperly secured stuff that blows out of the backs of pickups, open trailers, bulk haulers, and trash trucks. Truck drivers seem not to realize that at 45 mph there is a gale blowing across their load, and at 65 mph the load is experiencing near hurricane force winds. If not secured, the load is going to litter the roadway. PalmettoPride has done a pretty good job of reducing litter tossed from car windows. An effort is needed to get pickup drivers, trash truck drivers, landscaping workers, construction workers and bulk haulers to cover their loads securely. Assigning an officer to the on-ramps of eastbound SC 30 for a few days to enforce covering loads would educate the worst offenders.
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