Nine more Delaware police officers have been certified at Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) to combat DUI on Delaware roadways.
Date Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Categories: Alcohol Tobacco Enforcement
October 29th, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SUBJECT: Multi-Agency Underage Drinking Operation Yields 145 Arrests, Additional Charges Pending On Saturday, October 25th, 2014, officers from the Newark Police Department, University of Delaware Police Department and Delaware Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement (DATE) initiated an Underage Drinking Enforcement Operation in the City of Newark. During the […]
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the US. During Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct 19-25), the Delaware Teen Driver Task Force released a video titled “Crossing the Line”. The video tells the story of a 2012 fatal crash involving 17 year-old Andre Smith who was a passenger in a speeding vehicle driven by 19 year old driver Mar’Kese Marshall-Horsey. Andre Smith was killed in the crash on April 12, 2012 on Route 896 in Middletown.
Did you know that Delaware crash data for this year suggests that speed and improper seat belt use are major contributors in the number of fatalities this year? And the numbers are up. It’s mid-October, and the number of traffic deaths this year has already exceeded the total number of people killed last year on Delaware roadways.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the U.S. In fact, almost half of the teen drivers involved in a crash die. Yet, a recent survey shows that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. During Teen Driver Safety Week, parents and caregivers of teen drivers are encouraged to have a conversation with their teen drivers and set rules about the responsibility of having the car keys before they hit the road.
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