UPDATE: DSP to Begin “Operation Braking Point 2.0” Friday

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In January, Delaware State Police, the Office of Highway Safety and Department of Transportation took part in “Operation Braking Point” – a zero-tolerance, high-visibility traffic safety and enforcement campaign. Due to the outcome, “Operation Braking Point 2.0” will run from June 9th through the 17th and will focus on speeding to reduce the number of…

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DSP & OHS Target Distracted Driving in Delaware

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Delaware State Police, Office of Highway Safety and DelDOT last month partnered for the Winter Distracted Driving/Occupant Distraction enforcement. This campaign targeted distracted drivers and seatbelt violations statewide through February 13 and ended with 541 traffic contacts – 435 tickets and 98 warnings – and 8 criminal arrests. There were 82 drivers contacted for using…

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Delmarva Bike Week/Ocean City Bike Fest This week

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Delmarva Bike Week and Ocean City Bike Fest take place this week through the weekend. Thousands of motorcycles will roll into the Delmarva area and drivers need to be aware and look twice for motorcycles. So far this year in Delaware there have been 144 crashes involving motorcycles with 47 serious injuries and 15 deaths.…

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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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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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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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Fatal Crashes Spike in Delaware – DSP & OHS Offer Traffic Safety Tips

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Traffic Safety Tips: Limit distractions: Using your cell phone, texting, and fiddling with the radio or GPS should all be done when you are at a complete stop or avoided altogether.  Give 100% of your attention to the road. Walk Smart: Distracted walking, wearing dark clothing, and walking under the influence are common factors in…

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6 Charged with DUI after Weekend Statewide DUI Checkpoints

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DUI checkpoints throughout Delaware netted 6 DUI arrests Saturday night.  The Office of Highway Safety along with State Police and local law enforcement set up in each county – with five DUI checkpoints.  Along with the 6 DUI arrests – police also handed out 96 citations – including the arrest of one wanted person.  The…

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Local Officials Partner for Month-Long Pedestrian Safety Campaign

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The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) kicked off its “Pedestrian Safety at the Beach Campaign” at the Sussex Family YMCA in Rehoboth this past Monday. The event also marks the start of pedestrian enforcement period from June 5 through June 19, part of a month-long grassroots initiative designed to build awareness and educate the…

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