The Labor Day holiday kept Delaware law enforcement officers busy around the state with 65 DUI arrests and citing over 900 motorists for other traffic citations.
The National Safety Council estimates 405 traffic fatalities and more than 40,000 injuries will occur nationally from motor vehicle collisions over the holiday weekend this year. This Labor Day weekend, the Office of Highway Safety (OHS) along with multiple police agencies statewide will work tirelessly to make sure everyone travels safely on the roadways this Labor Day weekend and Arrives Alive to their destination.
Over the past two weeks, officers from approximately 17 State, County, and municipal law enforcement agencies issued a total of 1,041 citations to unbuckled motorists during the 11th annual Click It or Ticket campaign. The enforcement portion of the campaign ran from May 14th through 28th and involved traffic safety checkpoints and saturation patrols both day and night.
Click It or Ticket campaign begins May 14th. Delaware paramedics tell motorists why seat belts save lives.
Dover – Delaware law enforcement officers issued 133 citations for seat belt violations during the first wave of seat belt enforcement for 2012. Coordinated by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, the two week long safety campaign (Jan 22-Feb. 5) focused on increasing seat belt use statewide with roving and stationary traffic safety patrols in towns and cities where data shows seat belt use is lacking.