New Year’s Day Ranks Among Deadliest Days on U.S. Roadways

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The New Year’s holiday consistently ranks among the year’s deadliest days for alcohol-related traffic fatalities. “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 13,384 people died in drunk driving crashes in 2021.” Jana Tidwell, who is the manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic says with many people celebrating the New Year and then…

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School Bus Laws in Maryland as Students Head Back to Class

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With students returning to class next week, Maryland State Police and the Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS) remind motorists to stop for school buses. Drivers must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus with the stop arm extended and the red lights flashing. Also, they must not pass the bus from any…

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Northeast States Announce I-95 Speed Enforcement Campaign

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Update: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is running a national speed enforcement campaign this month. Coinciding with that, a number of states up and down the eastern seaboard along the I-95 corridor will be stepping up enforcement– focusing especially on July 21st.  Specifically in Delaware, enforcement that coincides with the NHTSA’s campaign is…

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Click-It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign Starts Today

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This week starts the Click it or Ticket Campaign in Delaware. Meghan Niddrie of the State Office of Highway Safety tells the Talk of Delmarva what’s different about this year’s campaign… Over the past year in Delaware, 39 percent of people that were killed in crashes were not wearing a seatbelt, according to Kimberly Chesser,…

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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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