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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Four Midlands towns have been named "traffic safe communities" by AAA Carolinas.

The towns were Irmo, Newberry, Elloree, and Lynchburg.

The AAA Carolinassays they recognized the towns for their"strong effort to make our state's roads safer." AAA looked at crash statistics, number of law enforcement officers per capita, and if they had a formal traffic safety program or traffic division.

Fifteen overall winners were selected, as were three Grand Winners (Elloree, Newberry, Goose Creek.

List of winners:

Population greater than 30,000:

Goose Creek (Berkeley County)
Rock Hill (York County)
Summerville (Dorchester County)
Spartanburg (Spartanburg County)
Charleston (Charleston County)

Population between 10,000 and 30,000

Newberry (Newberry County)
Mauldin (Greenville County)
Port Royal (Beaufort County)
Easley (Pickens County)
Irmo (Lexington and Richland Counties)

Population less than 10,000:

Elloree (Orangeburg County)
Due West (Abbeville County)
Isle of Palms (Charleston County)
Iva (Anderson County)
Lynchburg (Lee County)

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