Office of Highway Safety

Office of Highway Safety

  • Drug Recognition Experts on Patrol in DelawareA new crackdown on impaired driving in Delaware will start June 26th. Delaware’s twelve drug recognition expert officers (DRE) statewide will be focused on removing drug impaired drivers from behind the wheel. They will also be on call to assist with suspected drug impaired drivers stopped by non DRE officers. 2015-06-25 10:00:53
  • How Did The Chicken Cross The Road? Carefully.The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is asking people the age old question of “Why did the chicken cross the road?” But instead of why, they want to know how did the chicken cross the road, and they are hoping people are answering carefully. There is an increased risk for pedestrian crashes during the summer months when more people are traveling and the resort area population increases. That’s why OHS has teamed up with DelDOT again to educate and encourage pedestrians to make smart and safe decisions when walking near roadways. 2015-06-23 09:30:31
  • Middletown Lands Victory in Statewide High School Click It or Ticket ContestThe Delaware Office of Highway Safety announces that Middletown High School is the winner of the 2015 “Click It or Ticket” seat belt contest. The contest was coordinated by Delaware law enforcement school resource officers across the state. 2015-05-28 14:26:39
  • ‘Share the Road’ Campaign Aims to Increase Motorcycle Safety Awareness for All Road UsersFrom May 22nd to June 6th, law enforcement across the state will be patrolling high crash roadways ensuring that both motorists and motorcyclists are sharing the road and ensuring that motorcyclists are complying with the state’s motorcycle safety laws. 2015-05-20 12:48:18
  • Traffic Safety News - Click It or TicketWould you ever ride a roller coaster without the harness? Would you let your friends or family? Of course not! Did you know that when you ride in a motor vehicle without a seat belt you are taking a similar risk? One you can’t afford. Once again, Delaware is joining law enforcement agencies nationwide to enforce seat belt laws during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign.2015-05-11 07:13:37
  • Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 11thOnce again, the Office of Highway Safety (OHS) and law enforcement across Delaware are reminding motorists that your safety is in your hands and to always buckle up as the Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off May 11. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, Delaware law enforcement agencies will be stepping up enforcement May 11 through 25, just prior to one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. 2015-05-07 09:08:56
  • Delaware Joins National Anti-Texting Effort to Save LivesApril is national Distracted Driving Awareness month and from April 10 to 15, 2015. Delaware will join law enforcement across the nation to crack down on handheld cell phone use and/or texting by motorists using a combination of traditional and innovative strategies. This effort is a part of the national U Drive. U Text. U Pay high-visibility enforcement campaign that combines intense enforcement of anti-texting laws with advertising and media outreach to let people know about the enforcement and convince them to obey the law.2015-03-30 08:35:15
  • Be a Saint. Drive Sober.St. Patrick's Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and good luck. But don’t rely on luck to can save you from a drunk-driving crash. The New Castle County DUI Task Force will be conducting a DUI checkpoint near Wilmington this Saturday the 14th to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the city. 2015-03-13 09:25:48
  • Traffic Safety News - Speed Thrills But It Also KillsYou would never get into a roller coaster without putting on a seat belt, so why would you get into a car without wearing one? OHS wants to remind everyone that speed thrills but it also kills.2015-03-04 13:56:48
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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



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