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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

*Update: “I-95 Drive to Save Lives” and “Drive to Save Lives in Delaware” Traffic Initiatives

Date Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2019

Delaware– On Friday, April 5th through Sunday, April 7th, 2019, the Delaware State Police in conjunction 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 5,376 total citations for the “I-95 Drive to Save Lives” traffic initiative. This included 2,110 speeding arrests and 176 cell phone arrests.

In the “Delaware Drive to Save Lives” traffic initiative, the Delaware State Police along with Bethany Beach PD, Cheswold PD, Dagsboro PD, Delaware Capitol PD, Delaware City PD, Delaware River and Bay Authority, Dover PD, Elsmere PD, Felton PD, Georgetown PD, Greenwood PD, Harrington PD, Laurel PD, Milford PD, Millsboro PD, Milton PD, New Castle County PD, Ocean View PD, Rehoboth Beach PD, Selbyville PD, Smyrna PD, Wyoming PD and University of Delaware PD, participated by conducting traffic enforcement across the State of Delaware.

Delaware Troopers with the support of their allied partners conducted traffic enforcement statewide targeting roadways throughout the state. In the first state our allied partners issued a total of 1573 traffic citations. Included in the this total number of citations were 833 speeding arrests and 113 cell phone arrests. The Delaware State Police issued a total of 522 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: 041219 1647


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