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  • Multi Agency Underage Drinking Enforcement Yields 145 Arrests, Additional Charges Pending2014-10-30 10:11:59
  • You Are Not Invincible 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. 2014-10-24 08:30:08
  • Traffic Safety News- Buckle Up. Slow Down.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.2014-10-21 09:00:34
  • Does Your Teen Driver Know Everything?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.2014-10-17 09:00:23
  • Buckle Up. Slow Down. Arrive Alive. With summer over and school back in session, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is reminding motorists to drive safe this fall and save a life by buckling up and slowing down on Delaware roadways. The campaign will include high-visibility enforcement and awareness initiatives aimed at reducing traffic deaths through speed and seat belt enforcement from October 3rd – 26th and November 26th – December 31st.2014-10-08 13:17:53
  • Emergency Sirens To Be TestedThe Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Delaware State Police will conduct a quarterly test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and notification system on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.2014-09-30 17:19:00
  • Marijuana and Assault Rifle Seized During Traffic Stop2014-09-29 15:08:08
  • Traffic Safety News- Is Your Child Riding Safe?Did you know that 4 out of every 5 car seats are not installed properly? For caregivers, it’s not always easy to know how to correctly secure a child in a car seat, or how to fit the seat into the car. That’s why Delaware is joining the rest of the nation to promote awareness during National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 14-20.2014-09-17 15:55:38
  • Dr. Gary L. Collins Named Delaware Chief Medical ExaminerLewis D. Schiliro, Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security, announced the appointment of Dr. Gary L. Collins as Delaware’s Chief Medical Examiner. Dr. Collins will oversee the many forensic and pathology testing functions performed by the Division of Forensic Science (DFS).2014-09-17 13:23:58
  • Is Your Child Riding Safe? It’s not always easy to know how to correctly secure children in car seats in all types of vehicles. Three out of 4 parents in Delaware do not install their child’s car seat properly. So Delaware and the rest of the nation recognize National Child Passenger Safety Week September 14-20 to promote the correct and consistent use of child safety seats. 2014-09-12 07:30:59
  • Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Begins September 11thThe Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) along with state and local law enforcement are reminding motorists and motorcyclists alike to See & Be Seen during Delmarva Bike Week. From September 11th to 15th, law enforcement across the state will be patrolling high crash roadways ensuring that both motorists and motorcyclists are riding and driving safe and sharing the road. 2014-09-11 15:52:42
  • Third arrest made during ongoing investigation of convenience stores selling illegal prescription drugs2014-09-08 16:02:59
  • Investigation and seach results in arrests and seizure of prescription drugs2014-08-27 11:20:18
  • Delaware to distribute potassium iodide tablets in MiddletownThe Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) will distribute potassium iodide (KI) tablets free of charge to Delaware residents who live or work within 10 miles of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations. 2014-08-21 16:03:38
  • Delaware Participates in National Crackdown on Drunk DrivingAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), if drunk driving was eliminated more than 10,000 lives would be spared nationally each year. That is why the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) and law enforcement agencies are participating in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” high-visibility enforcement campaign that is running from August 15 through September 1. 2014-08-13 10:41:13



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