Traffic alert: Construction slows Little Heaven northbound

FREDERICA — An ongoing construction project in the Little Heaven-Frederica area has slowed northbound traffic on Del. 1 as one lane is closed. The Delaware Department of Transportation said the lane will re-open at 3 p.m.

Sound Off Delaware: Dover parking

In a recent Commentary, Delaware State University professor Dr. Samuel Hoff offered a suggestion that instead of a Dover parking garage, the city utilize a combination of two ground-level covered parking areas with free spaces at each end of downtown along with Park-and-Ride buses, which would offer transportation back and forth, • Agree 100 percent. […]

Delmar man killed by car trying to cross U.S. 13 in Delmar

DELMAR — A 33-year-old Delmar man was struck and killed by a car while trying to cross U.S. 13 on foot in Delmar early Saturday morning, according to the Delaware State Police. An initial investigation determined that around 12:16 a.m. Saturday a 2018 Honda Accord, driven by a 45-year-old Seaford man, was traveling northbound on […]

Lawyers: Secret Service not liable in Biden motorcade crash

DOVER — Government lawyers say a Secret Service agent is not to blame for a car accident in Delaware involving Vice President Joe Biden’s motorcade. Gina Cherwaty of Selbyville is suing the government over injuries she says she sustained in 2016 when Secret Service agent James Hall ran a red light in Wilmington and struck […]

Upcoming events to interrupt area traffic

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation said motorists can expect road and lane restrictions with an interruption to traffic for the following special events in October. • Dewey Goes Pink-Dewey Beach on Saturday, Oct. 6. Motorists can expect delays in traffic from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 on Del. 1 […]

Chance for deer collisions rises as fall approaches

DOVER — The days are getting shorter with October creeping up. Daylight will become even more scarce when daylight saving time ends on Nov. 4. The addition of more night-time driving hours for motorists in Delaware means the risk of hitting a deer, another animal — or even a human — increases. That’s why the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Safe teen driving

Though summer is quickly fading away, teens, much like their parents, are taking advantage of longer days and good weather and hitting the road before school starts. Many are unaware that we are more than halfway through what is known as the 100 Deadliest Days — the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day — […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Road hazards

I would like to say thank you to the people who blow grass into the roadways. Do you not know that it is dangerous for motorcycle drivers? Not only is it slippery for them but when it is picked up by other drivers and blown into the faces of motorcycle drivers and passengers, it stings […]

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 […]

COMMENTARY: Drivers urged to reacquaint themselves with road rules

July has been one of the deadliest months seen on Delaware roadways. While these tragedies on our roads vary in locations, circumstances, time of day, and contributing factors, we must recognize the important role all of us play in making our roads safer for ourselves and each other. If all drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians […]