Safety Town a training hub for Chesapeake Utilities

DOVER — Training to handle natural gas emergencies doesn’t require a flight to a faraway spot such as Athens, Alabama anymore. Thanks to the newly opened Safety Town, Chesapeake Utility meter and distribution technicians can walk to the back side of the complex on Energy Lane and start learning best practices right in Dover. “It’s […]

AG Jennings announces Honda airbag settlement

WILMINGTON — Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Tuesday an $85 million multistate settlement with American Honda Motor Co. Inc. and Honda of America Mfg. Inc. (collectively “Honda”), over allegations Honda concealed safety issues in certain vehicles sold in the United States. The AG said the defects involved frontal airbag systems installed in certain Honda […]

Office of Highway Safety targets impaired driving

DOVER — With a $50,000 budget, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety has launched an education and outreach campaign warning of the dangers of impaired driving and all the lives that can be affected. The campaign, which runs through Sept. 4, is focused on legal and illegal drugs and substances that can affect the ability […]

Commentary: Take simple steps to prevent home fires

Last week, Oct. 6–12, was Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme was “Not every Hero Wears a Cape, Plan and Practice Your Escape.” This emphasizes for all of us to not be so complacent and use the “we will never have a fire in our house” attitude. Ask the thousands of people, every year, whose […]

Commentary: Back-to-school tips to keep everyone safe

With the start of the school year quickly approaching, we must increase our attention on the roadways. Mornings and afternoons in Georgetown and across Delaware will find streets busier with both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. It’s important for drivers to be aware of our student walkers and to be vigilant when traveling the roadways. It’s […]

Commentary: Tips for safe summer fun

As the last days of the school year wind down, kids and their families will be spending lots of time outside throughout the summer months. Whether it’s having fun swimming in the backyard pool, going to the local playground, or out riding bikes with their friends here are some tips to keep in mind to […]

Speak Out: Motorcycle safety

A story this week reported that speed was the top factor contributing to six fatal motorcycle incidents this month through Monday. Potential alcohol use and impairment were investigated as well. All of the fatals involved bikers under age 42. Cell phone texting, DVDs and GPS availability create more chance of motorist distraction, but accountability falls […]

COMMENTARY: Toward Zero Deaths aims to eradicate Delaware road fatalities

As we head into the Labor Day holiday, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Safety and Homeland Security want to stress the importance of safety on our roadways. To date this year, 71 people have lost their lives in crashes on Delaware roadways. This is compared to 59 fatalities during the same period […]

Babysitting safety training

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing held three babysitter training courses in June and July. All classes were open to the community and accommodated teens ages 12-15. More than 40 participants learned how to safely babysit infants and children in a caring manner. Highlights from the courses included lessons on the business of babysitting […]

COMMENTARY: Building a culture of preparedness of Delaware

Emergency preparedness comes in many forms. It comes in the fire safety demonstrations put on by volunteers; it’s the safety warnings and messaging provided by trusted weather sources and local officials; it is the flashlight you bought and keep in case of emergency, along with a spare pack of batteries. Preparedness for disasters takes many […]