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State Troopers Team Up for Columbus Day Weekend Traffic Initiative

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DOVER, Del. - The Delaware State Police are joining forces with 14 other states and 42 Delaware law enforcement agencies in the continued "Drive to Save Lives" traffic enforcement campaign this weekend.
 
State Police in 15 states that line Interstate 95 from Maine to Florida, including Virginia and Maryland, will be participating in an intensified enforcement initiative, led and coordinated by the Delaware State Police.
 
"The Drive to Save Lives on I-95 initiative is being conducted in support of a nationwide campaign by the International Association of Chiefs of Police." said Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr., Superintendent of the Delaware State Police.  "The Drive to Save Lives campaign is a united effort by state police and highway patrol leaders, to reduce highway fatalities by 15 percent in 2014. More than 33,000 deaths occur each year on our nation's roadways. Highway fatalities rank as one of the top 12 causes of death in the United States and it is the leading cause of death among teens."
 
Delaware State Police say this weekend's traffic enforcement initiative is the second of the "Drive to Save Lives" campaign along the 1,920 mile Interstate I-95 corridor. The first initiative began on May 17, 2014.  State Police say that enforcement initiative produced 4,766 traffic arrests with 2,449 being speeding arrests.
 
State Police say from Friday, October 10th to Monday, October 13th, law enforcement agencies in each state and all 42 law enforcement agencies in Delaware will conduct traffic initiatives along I-95 and targeted roadways within their jurisdictions to keep motorists safe and reduce fatalities. Troopers say in Sussex County, they'll be focusing on State Route 1 as well as Route 13 and Route 113; the Kent County focus will be State Route 1.

Troopers say this enforcement initiative will focus on aggressive driving, distracted driving, speeders, seatbelt use, pedestrian and motorcycle safety, as well as commercial vehicle safety and enforcement.
 
"The Delaware State Police are proud partners in the Drive to Save Lives initiative." said Sergeant Paul G. Shavack, spokesman for the Delaware State Police. "The initiative displays the value of teamwork, along with the obligation of law enforcement to remain at the tip of the spear in providing public awareness to the dangers and risks of the leading contributing factors which cause fatalities, along with targeted enforcement efforts with the primary goal of reducing these tragedies."

Delaware Troopers will be out in full force on Saturday conducting traffic enforcement initiatives statewide by ground and air, targeting I-95, I-495, SR-1, US 13, and US 113.


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