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Traffic Fatalities in Del. Higher Than Last Year

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DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- State highway officials say Delaware is on the road to its first increase in traffic fatalities since 2008.

The Office of Highway Safety says 101 people have been killed in traffic accidents this year, compared with 92 at the same time in 2011.

Highway Safety spokeswoman said that alcohol-related crashes are down and seatbelt use is up. But aggressive driving has increased.

Kirk said police across the state will have a heavy presence on state roads during the Thanksgiving weekend targeting aggressive or impaired drivers.

The following sobriety checkpoints are scheduled in Delaware this weekend:

Friday, Nov. 23

  • Rehoboth Beach (Delaware State Police)

Saturday, Nov. 24

  • Newark (Delaware State Police)

 

 

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