Dover – Officers participating in statewide effort to Stop Speeding Before it Stops You, have issued 420 additional citations for speeding violations between August 17th and the 23rd. This brings the total number of speed citations for the first seven weeks of the 2009 Stop Aggressive Driving campaign to 2956. For the second year in a row, this 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 1 citation for aggressive driving, 33 citations for seat belt violations, and 162 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 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.
The Stop Aggressive Driving campaign is the third initiative in the 120 Days of Summer HEAT campaign, a summertime crackdown on traffic violators.