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6,322 Cited for Speeding in Del. Crackdown
Posted: Nov 4, 2009 09:35 AM
DOVER, Del.- Police in Delaware participating in a 4-month-long statewide crackdown on speeding have issued a total of 6,322 citations for speeding violations, according to the state Office of Highway Safety.
For the second year in a row, the "Stop Speeding Before it Stops You" highway safety campaign was focused on stopping speeding drivers and reducing speed-related crashes in the state. According to the OHS, speed is listed as a contributing factor in 18 percent of the state's 83 fatal crashes that have occurred since Jan. 1. OHS officials say that when the campaign began on July 6, speed was a factor in 30 percent of the state's fatal crashes.
In addition to the 6,322 speed citations issued during the campaign, officers also arrested 35 for aggressive driving, nine for DUI, captured 21 wanted individuals, made 10 drug arrests, five felony arrests, issued 242 citations for seat belt violations, 29 citations for child restraint violations and 1,982 for other traffic violations.
Delaware State Police, New Castle County police and Dover police were the agencies participating in the campaign, conducting either single or two-officer team patrols looking for speeders and other dangerous drivers such as those who run red lights or are impaired by drugs and or alcohol.