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  • 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
  • ‘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



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