Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
On Friday, April 20th through Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 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 5,312 total citations for the “I-95 Drive to Save Lives” traffic initiative.
In Delaware along the I-95 corridor (26 miles), a total of 185 traffic arrests were issued with 97 for speeding, 37 for cell phone violations, seven seatbelt arrests, six driver’s license arrests, seven registration violations, with four dangerous moving violations, and 25 other traffic related offenses.
In the “Delaware Drive to Save Lives” traffic initiative, the Delaware State Police along with Camden Police Department, Cheswold Police Department, Dagsboro Police Department, Delaware Capitol Police Department, Delaware City Police Department, Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department, Dover Police Department, Elsmere Police Department, Greenwood Police Department, Harrington Police Department, Kenton Police Department, Laurel Police Department, Milford Police Department, Milton Police Department, New Castle City Police Department, New Castle County Police Department, Newport Police Department, Ocean View Police Department, Rehoboth Beach Police Department, Selbyville Police Department and University of Delaware Police Department, participated 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 995 traffic citations with the Delaware State Police issuing a total of 380 traffic citations.
The Delaware State Police would like to thank everyone who participated in the “I-95 Drive to Save Lives” and the “Drive to Save Lives Delaware” traffic initiatives. Thank you to all of the drivers who make Delaware roads safer.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 042818 1424