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  • OHS Annual Safe Family Holiday Campaign Kicks Off Thanksgiving Week Wednesday, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DUI Checkpoint and Patrols Set for Weekend One Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI checkpoint is scheduled to take place Friday August 1st, in Newark and will be conducted by the Delaware State Police. DUI saturation patrols will also be conducted this weekend by Harrington PD and Seaford PD.2014-08-01 11:17:31
  • Traffic Safety News- The Life You Save May Be Your OwnDo you have plans to take a road trip this summer? Perhaps you will take in some of the local attractions, visit the beaches, or spend time with family and friends. No matter where you go or what you do, always remember to drive safely. The life you save may be your own.2014-07-30 13:57:38
  • DUI Checkpoint and Patrols This WeekendOne Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI checkpoint is scheduled to take place tonight, Friday, July 18th, in Wilmington and will be conducted by the New Castle County DUI Task Force. Delaware State Police Troop 3 will also be saturating Kent County with roving patrols cracking down on impaired drivers this weekend. 2014-07-18 13:41:34
  • Highway Safety Officials Stress Traffic EnforcementThe Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is stressing the importance of traffic safety after a deadly first week in July and reminding motorists law enforcement officers are out enforcing these laws to help protect the public and save lives. Several enforcement campaigns are in effect to address speeding, impaired driving, motorcycle safety, pedestrian safety and seat belt use; most of which were a factor in the crashes last week. 2014-07-10 07:40:17
  • The Other 'D' WordNot all DUI’s are a criminal act. Take Dancing Under the Influence for example. Sure it’s not pretty, but it’s also not against the law. Driving Under the Influence, on the other hand, that’s illegal and not worth the risk. That is why the Delaware Office of Highway Safety along with law enforcement across the state are cracking down on impaired driving and launching the 14th Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign this holiday weekend. 2014-07-01 07:44:59



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