Delaware officials to crack down on speeding with statewide enforcement effort

DOVER, Del. – A statewide law enforcement effort to crack down on speeding will be underway in Delaware with the launch of “Operation Braking Point 2.0”.

Delaware State Police will again be partnering with the Office of Highway Safety and the Delaware Department of Transportation to launch the second effort this year to further reduce serious and fatal collisions on major roadways, including Interstate 95 and 495, US Routes 13 and 113, and State Route 1.

Operation Braking Point 2.0 will continue to focus on speeding, which is a significant contributing factor in fatal car crashes. Patrols will be conducted with a zero-tolerance approach throughout all hours of the day from June 9, 2023, through June 17, 2023. DelDOT electronic signs and boards will be reminding drivers to slow down or be ticketed.

This enforcement initiative was first introduced back in January and proved successful, resulting in a total of 524 traffic contacts, with 464 tickets issued, 270 summons for speeding violations, 4 criminal arrests, and 9 seatbelt assessments.

“It is imperative for us to remember that every time we put that gear in drive, we are responsible not only for our own safety but the safety of others,” said Colonel Melissa A. Zebley, Superintendent of the Delaware State Police. “It only takes a few extra seconds or minutes to arrive alive, so let’s make a commitment to protect lives, prevent crashes, and foster a culture of responsible driving in our community.”

Speeding contributed to one-third of all fatal traffic crashes in 2022. Speeding is dangerous and drastically increases the chances of death or serious injury in the event of a crash.

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