Del. Task Force Looks to Curb Pedestrian Accidents on Route 1 - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Del. Task Force Looks to Curb Pedestrian Accidents on Route 1

Posted:

REHOBOTH BEACH, De. - A task force on pedestrian safety kicked off Monday evening at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, in order to discuss possible measures to keep people safe between Nassau Bridge and Dewey Beach on Route 1. This area, has been one of the main areas for pedestrian accidents in Delaware, and the task force hoped to find solutions.

The meeting was at 6:00 pm, and was open to the public. Nicole Reynolds did not attend the meeting, but said she noticed this problem along Route One. She works at Buffalo Wild Wings, and looked out at Coastal Highway Monday afternoon.

"People cross the road all the time," she said pointing at the road. "They just fly by. I don't understand it. It's dangerous."

The attention on this section of the highway follows countless accidents in the area, including at least five fatalities on these roads. State Representative Peter Schwartzkopf is the person who called for the task force. He lives a couple streets away from Route One and said he has seen the dangers first hand.

"We have created this monster out here," he said referring to the highway. "We have put stores on both sides of the highway and I guess encouraged people to walk between the stores. Which is a very bad thing. It's a 10-lane highway, including the turn-lanes and everything."

The focus of the task force is meant to be between Nassau Beach in Lewes all the way down to the border between Dewey and Rehoboth Beach. Members of the task force discussed various policies, regarding changes to lighting, street lights, sidewalk advancements, as well as many others. But Reynolds said more responsibility needs to be given to the pedestrians who are walking dangerously.

"Just walk farther," she said, referring to the pedestrians. "Go to the cross-walk. Don't play frogger. Don't play frogger."

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Two People Critically Injured in Sussex County Crash

    Two People Critically Injured in Sussex County Crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:24:31 GMT
    MILLSBORO, De - Delaware State Police say Bank Road in Millsboro is closed following a two-vehicle collision that occurred around 9 p.m. this evening. Police say two people were removed from the scene of the accident and are being treated for critical injuries. Troopers are still investigating this motor vehicle accident in Sussex County.More
    MILLSBORO, De - Delaware State Police say Bank Road in Millsboro is closed following a two-vehicle collision that occurred around 9 p.m. this evening. Police say two people were removed from the scene of the accident and are being treated for critical injuries. Troopers are still investigating this motor vehicle accident in Sussex County.More
  • Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced for Child Porn

    Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced for Child Porn

    A man who previously served four years in prison for possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 15 years on another child porn charge.More
    A man who previously served four years in prison for possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 15 years on another child porn charge.More
  • Mitt Romney Gives to McDonnell Defense Fund

    Mitt Romney Gives to McDonnell Defense Fund

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:17 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:17:50 GMT
    Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year.More
    Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service