Highway Safety Programs in Jeopardy Starting June 1

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Police agencies throughout Delaware that have relied on federal funds to enforce important highway safety initiatives will likely find themselves without funding on June 1. This comes just as the programs are in demand with increased summer activity. “It is with extreme disappointment that I must notify you that we are suspending project agreements effective…

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Seat Belt Safety Initiative Escalates This Week

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The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is taking part in the national Click It or Ticket Campaign, which runs through June 5th and covers Memorial Day weekend.Today (Monday) in particular, law enforcement agencies in several states are taking part in seat belt enforcement and awareness initiatives. “Over the past year in Delaware, 49 percent of…

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“Walk Smart, Arrive Alive” – Del. Pedestrian Safety Campaign Underway

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“Walk Smart, Arrive Alive” is Delaware’s pedestrian safety message through the end of January. The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is driving home the message through a variety of methods to discourage risky pedestrian activities and encourage safer walking habits. Especially during winter as more motorists are driving in the dark, OHS recommends that pedestrians…

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Del., Md. Boost Patrols To Make Roads Safe This Holiday Season

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Enforcement and education are being stressed in Delaware and Maryland as motorists take to the roads for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Through the holiday season, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety plans to partner with law enforcement agencies to increase patrols searching for signs of impaired driving. While the number of DUI-related accidents in Delaware…

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Holiday Weekend Checkpoints Result In 6 DUI Arrests

DUI checkpoint, Fri. July 2nd, Route 72 and Old Baltimore Pike. Photo courtesy of DelDOT UAS drone pilots
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Holiday weekend DUI checkpoints resulted in the arrests of six drivers for driving under the influence. According to the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, 60 officers from 15 local law enforcement agencies and Delaware State Police took part in four-hour checkpoints – one in each county – Friday night into early Saturday. Nearly 2,600 vehicles…

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