Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
On Friday, October 20th through Saturday, October 21st, 2017, The Delaware State Police working with 14 other states completed the “I-95 Drive to Save Lives” and the “Drive to Save Lives in Delaware”. The law enforcement agencies in each state focused on traffic enforcement along 1,920 miles of I-95 and other targeted roadways to keep motorists safe and reduce fatalities. The enforcement initiatives focused on speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, seatbelt use, pedestrian safety, as well as motorcycle and commercial vehicle safety and enforcement. There were 4,776 total citations for the “I-95 Drive to Save Lives Traffic Initiative.
In Delaware along the I-95 corridor (26 miles), a total of 101 traffic arrests were issued with 47 for speeding, 26 for cell phone violations, nine seatbelt arrests, four driver’s license arrests, six registration violations, with nine other moving violations, three wanted persons arrests and two drug arrests.
In the, “Delaware Drive to Save Lives” the Delaware State Police along with Bethany Beach Police Department, Camden Police Department, Cheswold Police Department, Clayton Police Department, Dagsboro Police Department, Delaware Capitol Police Department, Delaware City Police Department, Dover Police Department, Elsmere Police Department, Georgetown Police Department, Greenwood Police Department, Kenton Police Department, Laurel Police Department, Milford Police Department, Milton Police Department, New Castle City Police Department, New Castle County Police Department, Rehoboth Beach Police Department, Selbyville Police Department and South Bethany Police Department, participated in the “Drive to Save Lives in Delaware” by conducting traffic enforcement across the State of Delaware.
Delaware Troopers with support of their allied partners conducted traffic enforcement statewide by ground and air, targeting roadways throughout the state. In the first state our allied partners issued a total of 816 traffic citations and the Delaware State Police issued over 275 traffic citations.
The Delaware State Police would like to thank everyone who participated in the “I-95 Drive to Save Lives Traffic Initiative and the “Drive to Save Lives Delaware.” Thank you to all of the drivers who make Delaware roads safer.
Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz
Released: 102917 0801