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  • 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
  • 2014 Click It Or Ticket Enforcement ResultsFrom May 12th to 26th, officers from 36 State, County, and municipal law enforcement agencies issued a total of 1,035 citations to unbuckled motorists during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign. The enforcement portion of the campaign involved traffic safety checkpoints and saturation patrols both day and night.2014-06-04 13:29:41
  • Safe Start To SummerImpaired driving overtime enforcement will be conducted over the weekend by Dover PD, New Castle City PD, New Castle County PD, Newark PD, Rehoboth Beach PD, Wilmington PD, and Delaware State Police. The Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign began May 12th and continues through Memorial Day weekend with 35 police departments and Delaware State Police participating statewide. 2014-05-22 11:00:07
  • 2014 CLICK IT OR TICKET “Border to Border”As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, law enforcement officers from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will be out in full force, taking part in the 2014 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted. Today, May 19th, officers from Delaware State Police, Delaware River and Bay Authority, Maryland State Police, New Jersey, Pennsylvania State Police, Selbyville PD, and Worcester County Sheriff’s Department will be teaming up and joining forces to mobilize the Click It or Ticket (CIOT) “Border to Border” enforcement operation from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 2014-05-19 16:21:32
  • Click It Or TicketThe Click It or Ticket campaign will be in full effect with statewide overtime seat belt enforcement starting Monday, May 12th through 26th. Enforcement includes seat belt checkpoints in Dover and Wilmington and 446 saturation patrols to be conducted day & night by 35 state, local, and municipal police agencies statewide. Much of the enforcement will occur in the afternoons and evenings when the majority of unrestrained injuries and fatal crashes occur. 2014-05-09 16:41:50
  • Delaware Office of Highway Safety and Department of Transportation Launch Pedestrian Safety Education CampaignDelaware’s pedestrian safety education campaign kicked off this week with demonstrations of the effects of speed on pedestrian safety in New Castle County and Sussex County. The “Walk Smart” campaign, a collaborative effort between the Office of Highway Safety (OHS), the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), and state and local law enforcement with other partners, is meant to educate the public about safe walking and crossing practices to improve safety on the road. The campaign comes at a significant time as May has trended as highest for pedestrian crashes in Delaware.2014-04-30 15:57:21
  • Highway Safety Officials Urge Caution After Four Fatal Crashes Occur in One WeekendFour fatal crashes occurred on Delaware roadways last weekend that claimed the lives of 5 individuals. The fatal crashes involved a motorcycle, scooter, and 2 motor vehicles. 2014-04-15 15:58:17
  • Delaware Participates in the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. National Distracted Driving Enforcement CampaignDelaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) and Delaware law enforcement agencies are once again asking motorists to show how much they care about their loved ones by putting the phone down while driving. Law enforcement will be ticketing those who don’t follow the law during a statewide one-day enforcement blitz on April 11th as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign running nationwide from April 10-15.2014-04-10 16:20:22
  • St. Patrick’s DUI EnforcementOne DUI checkpoint is scheduled for Saturday March 15th in Wilmington. 2014-03-14 15:58:33
  • 92% of Delawareans Do This All The TimeDo you buckle up every time you get in a vehicle? 92% of Delawareans do, every trip every time. The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) and law enforcement officials are reminding the other 8% to buckle up. 2014-03-06 16:06:15
  • Delaware Continues to Crack Down on Cell Phone Use Behind The WheelDelaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) and Delaware law enforcement agencies are asking motorists to show how much they care about their loved ones this Valentine’s Day by putting the phone down while driving. 2014-02-11 10:39:15
  • What Is Your Game Plan?The Delaware Office of Highway Safety and law enforcement officers are reminding everyone this Sunday that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk with over 20 scheduled overtime DUI saturation patrols statewide and one DUI checkpoint in Wilmington. 2014-01-30 17:17:40
  • 2013 Delaware Traffic Fatality Report Shows Fatal Traffic DeclineDelaware Office of Highway Safety officials are pleased to announce a 13.6% drop in fatal traffic crashes, and an even greater 14.6% drop in Delaware’s traffic deaths for 2013. There were 95 fatal motor vehicle crashes resulting in 99 fatalities in 2013 compared to 110 fatal crashes resulting in 116 fatalities in 2012. This is the first time traffic fatalities have been under 100 in the last 50 years on First State roadways.2014-01-17 15:07:04



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