Delaware Highway Safety officials are reporting that preliminary end of year total traffic fatalities have increased by 12% from 2011. While these are preliminary figures, there were 110 fatal motor vehicle crashes resulting in 116 fatalities in 2012.
Once again thousands of Delawareans will be hitting the road to visit family and friends and even do some after Thanksgiving shopping. The Office of Highway Safety wants to remind motorists as they travel this holiday season to buckle up, practice patience behind the wheel, and if partaking in some holiday ‘spirits’ use a designated driver because Delaware law enforcement will be on high alert to make sure you arrive safely to your destination.
Do you still remember how it was when you were a young and novice driver? Both hands on the wheel, both eyes on the road, mind completely on the task of driving – it took all your senses to drive! This year, join the Office of Highway Safety in getting BACK TO BASICS. It means focusing on driving the car instead of multi-tasking. Remember, experience does not necessarily make a better driver. Drive safely. Arrive Alive.
National Child Passenger Safety Week is dedicated to promoting the correct and consistent use of child safety seats. The Office of Highway Safety (OHS) will conduct a “National Seat Check Saturday” event on Sept. 22 at the Community Bank Delaware in Lewes.
Delmarva Bike Week is being held September 13th to 16th with lots of activities from Seaford, DE to Ocean City, MD for riders of all kinds. During this time motorist can expect to see more motorcyclists on the roads and the Delaware Office of Highway (OHS) wants to remind all how to share the road safely by hosting a Motorcycle Awareness event at Grotto Pizza in Milford on Route 1 on Saturday September 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.