Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Delaware – Delaware State Police wish everyone a happy holiday as family and friends gather to enjoy the Thanksgiving festivities.
As we take time this holiday to celebrate, we must not forget the dangers that can arise from traveling on our roadways. Troopers will be patrolling the roadways this holiday to ensure everyone will arrive at their destination safely.
In addition, throughout the state, Delaware State Police will be focusing on safety and enforcement which include distracted driving, motorists not wearing seat belts, unrestrained children in vehicles, aggressive driving and especially, driving under the influence.
By following these easy steps, a driver can enjoy safe holiday travel without jeopardizing their life or the lives of others on the road:
Delaware State Police would also like to remind motorists of the following safety tips:
As you begin traveling this holiday we would like to cover a few safety tips to keep you and your family safe.
While at your destination
Added crime prevention tips while you are away from home.
-Remember to place your mail, packages, and newspaper on hold. Criminals notice when the mail piles up or newspapers are scattered on the lawn. Criminals know this is a good indication that you are out of town.
-Place your lights, televisions, and radios on timers. This provides the image that someone is home. Be sure to close all blinds to ensure a potential criminal does not have the ability to peer inside your residence and monitor activity.
-Be sure to lock all doors, windows, garage doors, storage sheds, vehicles, and gates prior to leaving your residence.
-Remember to set your security alarm system if you have one. Test your system prior to leaving, to ensure it is functioning correctly. Ensure your personal contact information is also up-to-date; to ensure your alarm monitoring company has the ability to reach you.
-Have a close trustworthy friend or relative check on your residence while you are away.
-As excited as you may be to update your friends about your travel on social media, you may strongly wish to reconsider. Remember, anyone that is able to access your social media profile, will gain insight that you are away. Potential criminals pay attention to these details and could attempt to break into your home.
Delaware State Police would like to remind everyone that your safety is our priority and we wish you an enjoyable and safe Happy Thanksgiving.
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