Delaware Police Issue 840 Speeding Tickets in 1 Month

August 7, 2008

Police in Delaware issued 840 speeding citations, including nearly 200 in one week, in the first month of a statewide crackdown on speeding.

The state highway safety department is promoting the initiative, which also led to 14 aggressive driving arrests and two DUI arrests.

More than 500 citations were issued in July for aggressive driving offenses such as running red lights or stop signs.

The Office of Highway Safety says its focused on stopping aggressive driving. The new program was launched July 7, the first day officials began keeping statistics.

Last year, more than 60 percent of Delaware’s fatal crashes were tied to aggressive driving

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  • August 8, 2008 at 8:49 am
    Raafi says:
    And since the insurance companies profit from these money making scams, we are losing more and more to corporate interests. This time, under the guise of safety, usually as of... read more
  • August 7, 2008 at 3:47 am
    My 2 Cents says:
    That's only state police...most drunks stay off the interstate...this didn't mention anything about local, town, & county police offices. And, I agree with Dread, it's a mone... read more
  • August 7, 2008 at 1:25 am
    Dread says:
    It's all about generating more revenue and has nothing to do with safety.
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