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  Category: Office of Highway Safety


DelDOT Highlights National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week “Become a hero toward zero, their lives depend on it.”

Delaware State Police | Delaware Transit Corporation | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Department of Transportation | Distracted Driving | Division of Motor Vehicles | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Office of Highway Safety | Seat Belts | Speed Awareness | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski was joined by representatives of the Delaware State Police and AAA Mid-Atlantic on Monday at the 95/896 interchange project to call attention to the importance of safe driving in our work zones across the state. National Work Zone Awareness Week is held each April at the traditional start of construction […]




Level 1 Driving Warning Issued Due to Icing Conditions

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Delaware State Police | Delaware Transit Corporation | Department of Transportation | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Office of Highway Safety | Sussex County | Weather | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

With temperatures forecasted to fall well below freezing tonight, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency has issued a Level 1 Driving Warning statewide for the overnight hours of Tuesday, January 16, 2024, to Wednesday, January 17, 2024, due to the likelihood of icing occurring on roads and bridges statewide tonight. A Level 1 Driving Warning is […]




Road Fatalities Decrease in 2023 from 2022 High

Delaware State Police | Department of Transportation | Governor John Carney | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Office of Highway Safety | Office of the Governor | Pedestrian Safety | Sussex County | Traffic Safety News | Date Posted: Friday, January 12, 2024

137 fatalities were recorded on Delaware roads in 2023, a 16 percent decrease from 2022 when 164 fatalities occurred. Fatalities were down across all modes of transportation with a 13 percent reduction in pedestrian fatalities; 29 percent reduction in bicyclist fatalities; and a 32 percent reduction in motorcyclist fatalities from last year. “Reducing fatalities on […]




New Motorcycle Helmet Law Aims to Reduce Fatalities

Department of Transportation | Division of Motor Vehicles | Governor John Carney | Kent County | Motorcycle | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2023

SB 86 will require anyone obtaining a new motorcycle endorsement starting September 1, 2023, to wear a helmet and eye protection during the first two years of their endorsement. A civil penalty will be assessed to those found to be in violation.




DelDOT Reminds Public to Travel Safely this Holiday Weekend

Delaware State Police | Delaware Transit Corporation | Department of Transportation | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Office of Highway Safety | Pedestrian Safety | Safe Family Holiday | Seat Belts | Speed Awareness | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2023

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, DelDOT is reminding the public to expect crowded roads as AAA projects more than 42 million people nationally will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday weekend. “Thousands of people will be visiting Delaware’s beaches and parks or traveling to see family and friends and we encourage […]







  Category: Office of Highway Safety

DelDOT Highlights National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week “Become a hero toward zero, their lives depend on it.”

Delaware State Police | Delaware Transit Corporation | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Department of Transportation | Distracted Driving | Division of Motor Vehicles | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Office of Highway Safety | Seat Belts | Speed Awareness | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski was joined by representatives of the Delaware State Police and AAA Mid-Atlantic on Monday at the 95/896 interchange project to call attention to the importance of safe driving in our work zones across the state. National Work Zone Awareness Week is held each April at the traditional start of construction […]




Level 1 Driving Warning Issued Due to Icing Conditions

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Delaware State Police | Delaware Transit Corporation | Department of Transportation | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Office of Highway Safety | Sussex County | Weather | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

With temperatures forecasted to fall well below freezing tonight, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency has issued a Level 1 Driving Warning statewide for the overnight hours of Tuesday, January 16, 2024, to Wednesday, January 17, 2024, due to the likelihood of icing occurring on roads and bridges statewide tonight. A Level 1 Driving Warning is […]




Road Fatalities Decrease in 2023 from 2022 High

Delaware State Police | Department of Transportation | Governor John Carney | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Office of Highway Safety | Office of the Governor | Pedestrian Safety | Sussex County | Traffic Safety News | Date Posted: Friday, January 12, 2024

137 fatalities were recorded on Delaware roads in 2023, a 16 percent decrease from 2022 when 164 fatalities occurred. Fatalities were down across all modes of transportation with a 13 percent reduction in pedestrian fatalities; 29 percent reduction in bicyclist fatalities; and a 32 percent reduction in motorcyclist fatalities from last year. “Reducing fatalities on […]




New Motorcycle Helmet Law Aims to Reduce Fatalities

Department of Transportation | Division of Motor Vehicles | Governor John Carney | Kent County | Motorcycle | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2023

SB 86 will require anyone obtaining a new motorcycle endorsement starting September 1, 2023, to wear a helmet and eye protection during the first two years of their endorsement. A civil penalty will be assessed to those found to be in violation.




DelDOT Reminds Public to Travel Safely this Holiday Weekend

Delaware State Police | Delaware Transit Corporation | Department of Transportation | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Office of Highway Safety | Pedestrian Safety | Safe Family Holiday | Seat Belts | Speed Awareness | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2023

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, DelDOT is reminding the public to expect crowded roads as AAA projects more than 42 million people nationally will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday weekend. “Thousands of people will be visiting Delaware’s beaches and parks or traveling to see family and friends and we encourage […]