Monday, December 3, 2012
This year's 13 fatalities is an increase compared to last year's 10, during the official Thanksgiving holiday driving period.
HARRISBURG—Thirteen people were killed in crashes investigated by state troopers during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced last week. In addition to the 13 fatalities, 349 people were injured in 1,124 crashes troopers responded to during the official holiday driving period, Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 25. Five of the people killed were not wearing seat belts and two of the 13 fatal crashes were alcohol-related. Overall, 86 of the 1,124 total crashes were alcohol-related. "Drivers must insist that all passengers wear a seat belt. They work best when everyone is buckled and children are properly restrained in the back seat,’’ Noonan said in a press release. State …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Police and PennDOT are joining forces to keep the roads safe this holiday season.
Information provided by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Harrisburg – PennDOT and police statewide are joining forces for “Operation Safe Holiday,” an initiative including seat-belt, aggressive-driving and impaired-driving enforcement aimed at keeping roadways safe this holiday season. The operation is under way, beginning with statewide Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement. Through the New Year, police will also use sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are speeding, driving aggressively or driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. “Every year we see an increase in travel during the holiday season, and unfortunately we also see more crashes,” PennDOT …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce police will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols in Marple Township.
BROOMALL–The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols this weekend in Marple Township in an effort to stop drunk driving, according to a Marple Township Police Department press release. The efforts will be conducted Friday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 16. The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce comprises of six municipalities: Haverford, Marple, Newtown, Radnor, Springfield and Upper Darby Townships. The taskforce has been in operation since September 2009 and has conducted 31 operations to date. Since 2009, the taskforce: The purpose of the Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce is to save lives on the roadways and reduce injuries by aggressively enforcing DUI laws. Sobriety …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A Delaware County sobriety check point and increased enforcement resulted in three DUI arrests, 196 speeding citations and 89 warnings last weekend State Police announced.
Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks made three DUI arrest and issued 10 traffic citations and 89 warnings during a sobriety checkpoint over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. From May 25 to 28, troopers investigated 14 car crashes, with none being DUI-related crashes, however there was one injury in a crash, according to State Police. Troopers issued 196 speeding citations, 235 other traffic citations and 53 seat belt violations and four people were cited for not properly securing children in car seats during that time frame, according to State Police. The State Police remind everyone to wear a seat belt and drive safely. Motorists are also reminded that they are required to slow down and use caution when they see law…
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Pennsylvania State Police will step up its traffic enforcement and conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Delaware County over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks will conduct a sobriety checkpoint within Delaware County during the Memorial Day weekend. The State Police will also step up traffic enforcement over the holiday weekend due to the increased traffic on the roadways. Police will seek out and cite careless and aggressive drivers and arrest any impaired motorists. The State Police reminds everyone to wear a seat belt and drive safely. Motorists are also reminded that they are required to slow down and use caution when they see law enforcement or an emergency vehicle stopped alongside the road with its lights flashing. Drivers must move over to the other lane if possible and reduce their speed as they pass. If you'll be traveling this weekend, be …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A Delaware County sobriety checkpoint and increased enforcement resulted in the investigation of 13 crashes, 11 DUI arrests and 102 issued citations last weekend, State Police announced.
MEDIA–Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks investigated 13 crashes, made 11 DUI arrests and issued 102 citations following their participation in the national program Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) and a sobriety checkpoint in Delaware County last weekend, according to State Police. State Police will continue their efforts during the upcoming Christmas holidays as traffic increases. The State Police will focus their efforts on careless and aggressive drivers and arrest those drivers who choose to operate a vehicle while impaired from drugs or alcohol, according to State Police. The State Police reminds everyone to wear a seat belt and drive safely. Also, remember if the vehicle’s windshield …
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks will conduct a sobriety checkpoint within Delaware County this weekend.
The Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks will conduct a sobriety checkpoint within Delaware County this weekend. Between Dec. 16 and 18 the checkpoint will occur within Delaware County, State Police announced. Troopers will be targeting aggressive driving, as well as impaired driving. Drivers are reminded to use seatbelts, slow down and don’t follow another vehicle too closely. Also during this time, the Pennsylvania State Police will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), which is an International organization consisting only of state police and highway patrol agencies. State Police have increased patrols during the holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve.