Office of Highway Safety to hold public forum Sept. 19

September 12, 2023

The Delaware Office of Highway Safety will host three public forums statewide to collaborate with Delawareans to help plan future safety initiatives, reduce crashes and prevent fatalities. In
2022, the number of traffic fatalities in Delaware reached a new record, with 165 lives lost on state roadways.

By addressing crucial topics such as impaired driving, pedestrian safety, and speeding, plus many other areas of concern, OHS organizers seek to collect feedback from the community to ensure that their future initiatives are engaging, relevant and motivational.

The Sussex County forum is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Georgetown Public Library, 123 W. Pine St., Georgetown. Members of the public are encouraged to atten in person or virtually to share observations, listen, and engage in conversations with the OHS team to support them on their path to keeping Delaware roads safe. Whether someone drives, rides, or walks, this issue affects each member of the community, and the OHS team appreciates all participation. 

For more information and to register, go to

Earlier this year, Gov. John Carney announced six new pieces of legislation to improve safety on Delaware roadways, with the goal of expanding safety measures to tackle the growing number of
traffic fatalities.

The legislative package includes bills to curb reckless driving, prohibit open containers of alcohol in most vehicles, expand “move over” protections, require helmets for the first two years of a motorcycle
license, strengthen child safety-seat requirements, and permit green lights on snowplows to increase visibility.

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