Over 400 Cited for Speeding – Highest Number Issued in First Six Weeks of Campaign Enforcement

Dover – Officers participating in statewide effort to Stop Speeding Before it Stops You, have issued more citations for speeding in the last week than during any of the previous five weeks. Officers issued 446 citations for speeding violations in week six (Aug. 10 – 16) of the 2009 Stop Aggressive Driving campaign. This brings the number of speed citations for the campaign so far to 2,536. For the second year in a row, the important highway safety initiative which officially launched on July 6th is focused on stopping speeding drivers and reducing speed related crashes in the state.

In addition to the speed citations issued last week, officers also issued 3 citations for aggressive driving, 15 citations for seat belt violations, and 114 for other traffic violations.

Through the month of October, Delaware State Police, New Castle County Police and Dover Police will conduct either single or two-officer team patrols looking for speeders and other dangerous drivers such as those who run red lights or are impaired by drugs and or alcohol. Additionally, State Police will conduct four (4) multiple officer team operations. The first of these will take place on Tuesday August 18th in New Castle County.

The public can also take an active role this effort by calling 911 to report aggressive drivers. Twelve roadway signs have been placed in or near high crash locations throughout Delaware, encouraging motorists to call 911 to report aggressive and impaired drivers. Drivers should not call or email OHS to report aggressive drivers.

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