Officials: Crashes down due to fewer vehicles on the road

DOVER — There’s ample traffic-related changes during these troubled days. Average gasoline prices dropped to $1.98 in Delaware, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported Thursday. That’s down 52 cents since last year. Traffic flow decreased about 45 percent compared to the same time last year, the Department of Transportation said. Vehicle crashes have dropped significantly relative to past […]

Speak Out: Driving in Delaware

Letter writer thinks Delaware drivers “could do better.” (Delaware State News, Feb. 27) • Five stars for raising awareness, but not so much for the content, Mr. King; you are way too kind. It goes further than that. Don’t change lanes in an intersection. Quit speeding on local streets. Stop cutting in front of people […]

Letter to the Editor: Delaware drivers ‘could do better’

Letters to the Editor

This is a commentary regarding my experience driving around Delaware, particularly Kent County. To qualify these comments I’ll point out I am a senior who once drove a sedan 25 to 30,000 miles a year as part of my work. Never had a moving violation and it’s been 60 years since I had a lone […]

Commentary: Long Neck traffic concerns being addressed

As state representative, traffic safety concerns along several roadways in the Long Neck area are among some of the issues that I am often contacted about to seek my assistance. I appreciate local residents’ continued advocacy on this important issue, as the safety on Route 5 (Indian Mission Road) and adjoining intersections remains a top […]

Commentary: Use the ‘zipper merge’ technique to make trips smoother

Highway construction and maintenance season is still in high gear in Delaware. The beehive of activity in construction zones will continue well into autumn and beyond. Asphalt now covers more than 94 percent of paved roads in the United States. It is estimated there are at least 30 thousand paving projects taking place on interstates, […]

Dover’s list of road priorities remains same

DOVER — The city of Dover’s road improvement priorities did not change from last year — but that doesn’t mean they’re any less important. They’re just awaiting approval and funding. City Planner Dave Hugg discussed the transportation priorities at the Safety Advisory and Transportation Committee at the Council Meeting of the Whole on Sept. 24 […]

DelDOT set to begin offseason projects near Rehoboth Beach

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that several projects in the Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach corridor will be resuming or beginning construction as the peak travel season begins to wind down. Most of the construction work will be taking place on Del. 1 and includes: Del. 1 bridges over Lewes-Rehoboth […]

Letter to the Editor: Keep your eyes on the road

I am writing to express my displeasure with all the motorcycle deaths lately. First, a pickup took out seven bikers in New Hampshire. Now more recently a local husband and wife were killed on their motorcycle in the Harrington area. These are just two examples I know of. Drivers need to pay more attention to […]

Heavy traffic coming this holiday

DOVER – They’re heading to barbecues and fireworks displays, parades and more. More than 12 percent of Delawareans will travel at least 50 miles during the Fourth of July holiday, the largest number coming Wednesday. In advance of an expected record-breaking 48.9 million Americans on the roadway this holiday, traffic officials combined efforts to publicize […]

Speak Out: Dangerous intersection?

Seven crashes in 5 1/2 years at the same downtown intersection, the latest a few days ago. Running a red light at North and State street at approximately 6:35 a.m. Monday, a vehicle crashed into another; an SUV rolled onto its side and a car was pushed onto a sidewalk and near a building. The […]