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Delaware Launching Driver Safety Campaign

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DOVER, Del. – With summer over and school back in session, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety is launching a campaign promoting safe driving.

The OHS is reminding motorists to drive safe this fall and save a life by buckling up and slowing down on Delaware roadways. The department says the campaign will include high-visibility enforcement and awareness initiatives, with goals of reducing traffic deaths through speed and seat belt enforcement. The campaign is set from Oct. 3-Oct. 26, and Nov. 26-Dec. 31.

Along with enforcement activities, the campaign will also include public outreach and educational activities. The Office of Highway Safety says part of that public outreach includes advertisements on various websites. Messages will also be placed on message boards throughout the state through a partnership with DelDOT, reminding motorists to buckle up and slow down.

OHS also plans to launch a contest on Facebook, encouraging the public to buckle up and slow down. The contest kicks off on Oct. 9 on the OHS Facebook page, with one puzzle a week during October and December with weekly prizes. 

Delaware State Police in all three counties, along with law enforcement from the Delaware River and Bay Authority, Dover PD, Middletown PD, Milford PD, New Castle City PD, New Castle County PD, Newark PD, Newport PD, Seaford PD, Smyrna PD, and Wilmington PD will conduct enforcement patrols throughout the campaign. With the goals of the campaign in mind, OHS says police are asked to focus on unrestrained or improperly restrained occupants and speeding drivers. Police say examples of improperly worn seat belts are those that are put behind the back or under the arm. Police say a seat belt must be worn properly to be effective and save a life.

For more information on any OHS campaign visit www.ohs.delaware.gov or www.facebook.com/ArriveAliveDE.

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