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  • The Increased Fight to Prevent Pedestrian DeathsInitiatives include outreach to the pedestrian population, enforcement of pedestrian safety laws, placement of paid media and a variety of public relations efforts. 2015-11-17 14:03:01
  • Increased Pedestrian Safety Initiatives Throughout November & DecemberThese initiatives include outreach to the pedestrian population, enforcement of pedestrian safety laws, placement of paid media and a variety of public relations efforts.2015-11-10 11:59:38
  • Parents Play an Important Role in Protecting their Teen DriverTeen Driver Safety Week October 18th – 24th 2015-10-19 15:53:37
  • Ford Driving Skills For Life Teen Driver Safety EventsStudents eligible to win a scholarship for school2015-09-16 11:55:54
  • OHS Director Simpler Named Chair of Governors Highway Safety AssociationDelaware's Office of Highway Safety Director Jana Simpler has been named Chair of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) providing leadership for a national organization focused on preventing highway fatalities.2015-09-09 16:31:54
  • Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 8 ResultsDUI checkpoints are scheduled for Friday August 28 in Wilmington and Saturday August 29 in Seaford. 2015-08-27 15:50:37
  • Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 5 ResultsA total of 83 people were arrested statewide last week for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. The next DUI checkpoint will be held Saturday August 8th in Stanton. 2015-08-03 13:44:04
  • Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 4 ResultsNext DUI checkpoint will be held Friday July 31 in Wilmington. 2015-07-29 08:38:54
  • Highway Safety Officials Urge Caution On RoadwaysHighway safety officials are urging motorists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians to focus on the task of driving and/or safely crossing the road. May, June and July have seen an above-average number of fatalities as compared to the five-year average. 2015-07-28 10:41:26
  • Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 2 ResultsA total of 78 people were arrested statewide last week for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. Of those 78 individuals, four (4) were arrested at DUI checkpoints conducted by the New Castle County DUI Task Force and Delaware State Police. Police officers also made 32 other traffic arrests. Next DUI checkpoint will be held Saturday July 18th in the Bear/New Castle area. 2015-07-14 14:03:16
  • Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 1 ResultsA total of one hundred people were arrested statewide last week for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. Two DUI checkpoints are scheduled for this weekend in Newark and Dover. 2015-07-08 13:51:14
  • Don't Let a DUI Redefine Your NightThe Delaware Office of Highway Safety along with law enforcement across the state are cracking down on impaired driving and launching the 15th Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign this holiday weekend. Last year alcohol was involved in 54 percent of the 111 fatal crashes, which resulted in 67 individuals killed. The first DUI checkpoint will be held Friday July 3rd in Newport. 2015-07-02 07:43:42
  • 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



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