Commentary: Marijuana jeopardizes highway safety

In light of the introduction of House Bill 110, AAA Mid-Atlantic calls on members of the Delaware General Assembly to oppose House Bill 110 because of the negative implications to road safety caused by the commercialization of marijuana (as experienced by other states, including Washington, Oregon, and Colorado) and to protect families on our highways […]

Commentary: Combating ‘intextication’ on Delaware roads

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and an opportune time for a more public conversation about the pervasive problem of distracted driving. We know that our members care about this issue, and our AAA club is launching a far-reaching safety campaign to advocate for you as a driver and passenger. Our campaign targets drivers […]

Letter to the Editor: Solutions to Sussex traffic ills needed

Recently, I proposed that the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) investigate the possibility of constructing an additional bridge over the Indian River to provide traffic relief in and around Millsboro. Southeastern Sussex County is the most densely populated portion of the county. Much of the traffic flowing to this region moves over the Indian River […]

Letter to the Editor: Why bring back  the ‘Blue Route?’

Representative Collins: I was deeply concerned to hear of your planned resolution to the House of Representatives to study the feasibility of a third bridge over the Indian River to address traffic concerns along U.S.113 in Millsboro. Prior to you taking office, DelDOT conducted the same study that you plan to propose. It cost taxpayers […]

Speak Out: Taking a toll

Citing safety and citizen concerns, the Delaware and Maryland Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Units worked together to target commercial vehicles bypassing the new U.S. 301 toll road, authorities said. The two-day operation was conducted on Feb. 28 and March 1. During the operation, 85 commercial motor vehicles were stopped and found to be bypassing […]

Police target trucks bypassing U.S. 301 tolls

MIDDLETOWN — Citing safety and citizen concerns, the Delaware and Maryland Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Units worked together to target commercial vehicles bypassing the new U.S. 301 toll road, authorities said. The two-day operation was conducted on Feb. 28 and March 1. The units staggered their hours so that enforcement was done from 5 […]

New U.S. 301 toll bypass now open

MIDDLETOWN — Mimi Clemens now has five to six extra hours weekly to do something else. The new 14-mile U.S. 301 roadway opened late Thursday morning after nearly three years of construction, so the project manager can bypass congested Middletown when commuting to and from Newark, saving 25 minutes travel time each way, more at […]

Pedal push: Senator Bikeway to go into motion

DOVER — The Senator Bikeway, an estimated 3.5-mile route for bicyclists that will eventually stretch from Dover High School in west Dover all the way to U.S. 13 by Dunkin Donuts, is showing signs of kicking into high gear in 2019. The city of Dover, in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation, recently sent […]

Sound Off Delaware: DART dilemma

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Readers reached to a Thursday letter headlined, “Delaware’s growing DART dilemma” whose purpose was “to get those in power to take a good, hard look at a very costly program which benefits […]

Letter to the Editor: Delaware school bus contractors face unfair competition from districts

Here is an interesting subject for discussion. It is an important subject in this day and age where government is bending over backward to help small business stay afloat and hire people to work. At least that is what all the politicians are saying anyway. But what happens when a government agency competes with a […]