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Increased traffic patrol planned for this weekend

Delaware Public Media

Drivers can expect an increase in traffic enforcement this weekend along the I-95 corridor.

Almost two dozen First State police departments and multiple state agencies are participating in the “Drive to Save Lives” campaign.  It’s a coordinated effort with 14 other states along I-95 and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.


Delaware will increase the number of traffic officers along I-95 and in other parts of the state covering about 96 miles of highway.


They will be looking for a wide range of traffic offenses including distracted driving, impaired driving and speeding.


A Delaware State Police press release calls I-95 one of the deadliest highways in the country.


And according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration there were 119 traffic deaths in Delaware in 2017—32 involving a driver illegally impaired by alcohol and 33 involving speeding.


The increased traffic enforcement will start this Friday and will continue into Sunday.


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