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Delaware Traffic Fatalities Rose 20% in 2014

Highway officials say the number of traffic fatalities in Delaware in 2014 was 20 percent higher than 2013. The Office of Highway Safety said in a news release on Friday, Jan. 9, that 125 people were killed in traffic incidents …

Vermont Traffic Fatalities Down 38% in 2014

Preliminary reports show that Vermont traffic fatalities declined 38 percent in 2014 to the lowest number since World War II. The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance says 43 people died on the state’s roadways last year, down from 70 in 2013. …

Police: Fewer Pennsylvania Crashes, Injuries Over Christmas Weekend

Happy holidays meant safer driving this year in Pennsylvania. State police say they investigated 728 crashes during the five-day Christmas holiday driving period, Dec. 24 through Dec. 28. That’s 172 fewer crashes than in a four-day holiday driving span last …

Connecticut’s ‘Operation SANTA’ Nets DUI Arrests, Tickets

It was called “Operation SANTA,” but Connecticut’s state police weren’t giving out presents on roadways during the holiday week. A stepped up highway safety enforcement program that began Dec. 19 and ran through Friday, Dec. 26, has resulted in at …

Deer Out in Force, Collisions on Rise in Mississippi

Mississippians aren’t the only ones bustling about this time of year. It’s a common sight to see herds of deer standing alongside — and even crossing — busy highways and roads. During December and January, when temperatures drop and the …

N.H. Liquor Commission Ramps Up Efforts to Prevent Drunken Driving

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is ramping up efforts to prevent drunken driving during the holiday season by increasing undercover monitoring of establishments serving alcohol and partnering with the state police to increase patrols. A $25,000 grant from the National …

New Jersey Awards Cash to Combat Drunken Driving

New Jersey’s Highway Traffic Safety Division is giving more than $1.2 million to 165 police departments to combat drunken driving during the holiday season. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will take place between Friday and Jan. 2. …

Safety Urged During Holiday Season in Virginia

Several groups, businesses and state leaders in Virginia are kicking off efforts to prevent drunken driving this holiday season. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Nationwide Insurance and AAA Mid-Atlantic were joined by Attorney General Mark Herring and Virginia State Police Superintendent …

Virginia SCC: November Is Peak Month for Vehicle-Deer Collisions

November is the peak month for collisions between vehicles and deer. With this in mind, Virginia’s State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginia motorists to be careful, especially when driving at dawn or dusk and in areas where …

Police Nab 316 Distracted Drivers on Phones in Dover, Delaware

Police in Dover, Delaware, have doled out more than 300 tickets to distracted drivers for texting and talking on their cell phones. The 316 tickets were part of a 12-day blitz that ended Sunday, Oct. 12, and eclipse the amount …