‘Stop Aggressive Driving’ Campaign Resumes

by Dave on August 11, 2010

Preliminary reports of officers participating in the statewide effort to ‘Stop Aggressive Driving”, indicate 185 citations for speeding violations were issued between August 4th and 8th. August resumes the 2010 Stop Aggressive Driving campaign that began in June and will continue through September. For the third year in a row, this important highway safety initiative is focused on stopping speeding and aggressive drivers and reducing speed related crashes in the state with enforcement being conducted on roadways with statistically identified speed related crash problems. Currently since January 1st of this year, speed is listed as a contributing factor in 10% of the state’s 62 fatal crashes and aggressive driving behaviors make up 37%. Aggressive driving behaviors include failure to yield the right of way, improper passing or lane change, speeding, disregard of traffic signals, and tailgating.

In addition to the 185 speed citations issued last week, officers also issued the following violations: 3 citations for disregard of traffic signals, one improper lane change, 8 citations for seat belt violations, 1 citation for child restraint violation and 87 for other traffic violations.

Delaware police agencies participating in the 2010 Stop Aggressive Driving campaign include the Delaware State Police, New Castle County Police, Camden Police, Dover Police, Georgetown Police, Laurel Police, Millsboro Police, Newark Police, Seaford Police, Smyrna Police, and Milford Police.

The public is encouraged to take an active role in this effort by calling 911 to report aggressive drivers. Roadway signs are located near high crash locations throughout Delaware, asking motorists to call 911 to report aggressive and impaired drivers. If a driver calls to report an aggressive driver they should be prepared to tell the 911 operator, if possible, what violation or behavior the driver is exhibiting, the license plate number of the violator, color and make of the car, roadway or location where the incident happened, and if the driver is male or female. OHS and police officers also say do not to try to keep up with the violator because it may put you in danger.

For more information about the “Stop Aggressive Driving” campaign and OHS’s other safety initiatives, please visit our website at www.ohs.delaware.gov and follow our updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DEHighwaySafe .

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