LAUREL, Del.- Crashes in Sussex County are on the rise. In 2011, Delaware State Police responded to 3,977 crashes in Sussex County and in 2013 that number was up to 4,400. And police in Delaware wrote more than 32,000 tickets for speeding last year.
Drivers in Sussex County say the speeding issue is the worst on back roads.
"By my home it's 25 mph and they come by flying," Nancy Elliott said. "A lot of time I wish there sure was a cop sitting there doing radar."
Elliott says the police are active in Laurel but she'd like to see more monitoring. "They need to get more drunks off the road and that's the biggest problem, people drinking in the snow," she said. "I've had them come up in my yard when it's snowing when they're going too fast."
Speed limit signs are posted near Laurel High School, warning drivers to slow down but Candy Hurst says it isn't stopping everyone.
"People are very outrageous with their speed through the school zones and I think it's very unsafe for the children that walk home from school," Hurst said. "And I'm just afraid that one of them may get hit or worse."