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Dover Post
  • State police step up patrols for Labor Day weekend

  • Delaware State Police officials say they will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend to enforce traffic laws and aid holiday travelers.
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  • Delaware State Police officials say they will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend to enforce traffic laws and aid holiday travelers.
    DSP officials say troopers intend to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on Delaware’s highways this weekend, focusing on 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, police say a driver can enjoy a safe holiday weekend without jeopardizing their life or the lives of others who may be on the road:
    > Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.
    > Before drinking, 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.
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