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- Dog Bites - Drowning/Submersion Injuries - Falls
- Fires/Burns - Motor Vehicle Crashes - Poisoning
- Traumatic Brain/Spinal Cord Injury - Violent Injury


Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention Team

Our members are from multiple agencies focusing on one goal: educating the public on safe driving habits in an effort to prevent injuries in Delaware.


  • In 2013, 100 people were killed in fatal crashes on Delaware Roadways.
  • 45% of the fatal crashes involved an impaired driver.
  • 33% of fatal crashes involved an aggressive driver.
  • 46% of people killed in Delaware crashes in 2013 were not buckled up.
  • 20 of the 100 fatalities were motorcyclists. 35% of those motorcyclists were not wearing a helmet.
  • 2 of the 100 fatalities were bicyclists.
  • 26 of the 100 fatalities were pedestrians.



(Funding provided by the Delaware Office of Rural Health)

Pedestrian Safety Mannequins: BE SAFE. BE SEEN. Campaign

Pedestrian Safety Mannequins


Halloween Pedestrian Safety Mannequins

Halloween Pedestrian Safety Mannequins


Holiday Safety Mannequins

Holiday Safety Mannequins: Designated Driver-BE A HERO Campaign


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Non-alcoholic Holiday Fun Festivities

Follow this link to the Safe and Sober Holiday Season Booklet:


  • 50% of traffic fatalities in 2013 occurred in New Castle County.
  • 15% of traffic fatalities in 2013 occurred in Kent County.
  • 35% of traffic fatalities in 2013 occurred in Sussex County.
  • 71% of people killed in Delaware fatal crashes in 2013 were male.


Buckle Up Delaware

Seatbelts save lives.

In 2013, 92% of Delawareans were buckled up.


Safe Driving Tips

  • Buckle Up!! Seatbelts save lives.
  • No Texting While Driving – Pay attention to the road and your surroundings. You cannot drive defensively if you are not paying attention.
  • Practice Patience! Don’t turn into the aggressive person who speeds, runs red lights, and weaves through traffic. Practice patience behind the wheel and always obey the posted speed limit and traffic signs.
  • STAY ALERT for Pedestrians and Bicyclists!
  • Don’t Drink and Drive.


Prom Promise Mock Crash Event

2012 Sussex Central High School Prom Promise Mock Crash Event

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Sponsored by: Sussex Central High School, Beebe Healthcare, Delaware State Police, Victim Services, Sussex County Emergency Medical Services, Millsboro Fire Department, Watson’s Funeral Home, Christiana Care LifeNet, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Office of the Medical Examiner, and Bradley Owens





Child Safety Seat Check

Did you know?

3 out 4 car seats aren’t used correctly. Is your child riding at risk? You can get your child’s seat checked by a certified child passenger safety technician for free at an Office of Highway Safety Fitting Station.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit





Visit these sites for prevention materials and more information on laws and traffic safety:


Member Organizations:

Beebe Healthcare / Delaware Office of Highway Safety / Christiana Care Health System / Delaware Emergency Nurses Association / Division of Public Health / AI DuPont Hospital for Children / Nanticoke Memorial Hospital / Delaware State Fire School

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