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Don’t Let a DUI Redefine Your Night

Date Posted: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Office of Highway Safety Safety and Homeland Security Sussex County

The 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.




Drug Recognition Experts on Patrol in Delaware

Date Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Office of Highway Safety Safety and Homeland Security Sussex County

A 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.




Be a Saint. Drive Sober.

Date Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Office of Highway Safety Safety and Homeland Security Sussex County

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.




Traffic Safety News – Super Bowl XLIX

Date Posted: Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Highway Safety Safety and Homeland Security Traffic Safety News

The 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.




2014 Delaware Traffic Fatality End of Year Wrap Up

Date Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2015
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Office of Highway Safety Safety and Homeland Security Sussex County

Delaware 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.





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