State police share holiday travel tips

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DOVER — The Delaware State Police have issued safety tips for driving during the Thanksgiving holiday, noting a focus on safety and enforcement of distracted driving, motorists not wearing seat belts, unrestrained children in vehicles, aggressive driving and, especially, driving under the influence. By following these easy steps, DSP said, a driver can enjoy safe […]

‘Click It or Ticket’ continues through holiday weekend

DOVER — Since Nov. 9, local law enforcement agencies and the Delaware State Police have focused on seat belt use during the “Click It or Ticket” high-visibility enforcement campaign, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety said this week. The campaign, which runs through Monday, will continue to coincide with marketing and educational efforts throughout the […]

Office of Highway Safety launches Operation Crash Reduction, new website

DOVER — The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is launching several initiatives over this holiday weekend, which is the most dangerous time of year for drivers. “With more cars on the road during this holiday period, there is more speeding, distracted driving and impaired-driving behaviors, which lead to more crashes,” said Kimberly Chesser, director of […]

Millsboro railroad project to close Del. 24 intersections

MILLSBORO — Information has been announced regarding a railroad crossing upgrade in early October that will require a week to 10-day closure of one of the primary east/west arteries through the heart of Millsboro. Closure at the Main Street/Washington Street crossings at the Del. 24 split intersecting Monroe Street and Railroad Avenue is scheduled to […]

Traffic, toll revenue down in Delaware during pandemic

COVID 19’s impact on travel has impacted traffic count and toll revenue in Delaware. While traffic counts in Delaware’s northern counties — Kent and New Castle – are down from 2019, some roadways in southern Delaware have experienced a recent increase, according to DelDOT Director of Community Relations C.R. McLeod. “Traffic trends statewide continue to […]

UD interns design new signage scheme for Milford

MILFORD — Two University of Delaware students working with the city of Milford for the summer capped off their internships Monday night with a presentation to city council. Rising seniors Samantha Lee and Alex Beam, both engineering students, explained to the council their proposal to make downtown easier to navigate via new signage. “Over the […]

Life-threatening injuries in Milton crash

MILTON — A passenger suffered life-threatening injuries during a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 9 and Del. 5 Tuesday afternoon, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The injured 20-year-old female from New Providence, Pennsylvania, was transported to Beebe Medical Center and then Christiana hospital, authorities said. The driver she was […]

Police ID drivers in Harbeson fatal crash

HARBESON — Delaware State Police on Wednesday identified the drivers who died in a crash on Harbeson Road the day before. Michelle A. Esworthy, 46, of Joppa, Maryland, was driving a Mazda involved in the collision, while Robert P. Dahms, 76, of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, was operating a Hyundai Santa Fe. The crash continues to […]

Millsboro mulls uniform US 113 speed limit

MILLSBORO — Town officials are again debating the possibility of extending a 50-mph speed limit to encompass all of DuPont Boulevard within the town’s corporate limits. Millsboro Town Manager Sheldon Hudson presented the topic at council’s Monday meeting as a follow-up to its previous interest in having a consistent speed limit along U.S. 113. “Council […]

Railroad work through Millsboro to cause detour

MILLSBORO — Traffic flow though the busy downtown arterial heart of Millsboro is on track for an early October detour to accommodate Delmarva Central Railroad’s upgrade at the Main Street and Washington Street crossings on Del. 24. Millsboro town council Monday night approved a request to allow a 24/7 work schedule following a presentation by […]