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  • Traffic Safety News - Super Bowl XLIXThe Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. OHS and law enforcement officials are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking OR driving. 2015-01-29 13:34:03
  • Storm Report #1 Monday, January 26, 2015 (5:15pm)The Delaware Emergency Operations Center will be activated at 5:30pm, today, Monday, January 26, 2015. 2015-01-26 18:25:11
  • 2014 Delaware Traffic Fatality End of Year Wrap UpDelaware Highway Safety officials are reporting preliminary end of year total traffic fatalities. In 2014, Delaware saw a twenty percent (20%) increase in traffic fatalities compared to 2013. Delaware experienced 101 fatalities in 2013 compared to 125 in 2014.2015-01-09 16:32:11
  • 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, January 6, 2015. 2015-01-02 13:20:16
  • Emergency Sirens To Be Tested at Salem/Hope Creek StationsThe Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Delaware State Police advise residents that a test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations on-site alert and notification system will be conducted on Tuesday, December 30, 20142014-12-29 13:38:37
  • The Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement (DATE) Congratulates Deputy Director Robert Kracyla on His Graduation from the FBI National AcademyDeputy Director Robert Kracyla is first member of Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement to complete FBI National Academy training.2014-12-22 15:30:22
  • Governor, NAACP, State Police Release Statements on Body CamerasGovernor Markell brought together state NAACP and law enforcement leaders Friday to discuss issues around the relationship between the police and the African-American community and ways to help ensure safety and opportunity for all Delawareans. 2014-12-22 12:11:04
  • Traffic Safety News - Safe Family HolidayOHS wants to remind motorists as they travel this holiday season to buckle up, be patient and slow down, and always use a designated driver. 2014-12-11 13:02:37
  • OHS Annual Safe Family Holiday Campaign Kicks Off Thanksgiving WeekWednesday, November 26th marks the beginning of the Delaware Office of Highway Safety’s annual Safe Family Holiday Campaign. Safe Family Holiday enforcement activities over the next six weeks will include 30 law enforcement agencies statewide conducting overtime patrols focusing on speeding, impaired driving, and seat belt use. 2014-11-26 12:44:25
  • Nine New Drug Recognition Experts Combat DUI in DelawareNine more Delaware police officers have been certified at Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) to combat DUI on Delaware roadways.2014-11-18 14:18:24
  • 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



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