The Delaware State Police will be out in full force patrolling the roadways this July 4th holiday weekend to ensure that everyone is driving with due care and offering assistance to motorists in need.
The Delaware State Police Maritime Unit’s Marine One will be operating on Delaware’s waterways to ensure safety and security.
“As we take time this July 4th holiday weekend to celebrate our Nation’s freedom, we must not forget the dangers that can arise from traveling on our roadways,” said Sergeant Paul G. Shavack, Director of Public Information for the Delaware State Police. “The Delaware State Police would like to wish everyone an enjoyable but safe July Fourth holiday.”
Troopers will be focusing on pedestrian safety and enforcement, distracted driving, motorists not wearing seat belts, unrestrained children in vehicles and any aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, following too close and especially driving under the influence.
By following these easy steps, a driver can enjoy a safe holiday weekend without jeopardizing their life or the lives of others who may be on the road:
Ensure all occupants of are properly restrained
Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin
Before drinking, please designate a sober driver and give that person your keys
If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely
If you see a drunk or aggressive driver on the road, immediately contact 911 as soon as safely possible.
If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.