April 17, 2018 – The Newark Police Department is announcing the results of the Distracted Driving Enforcement Initiative conducted the first week of April 2018. The Newark Police Department will continue its efforts throughout the year focusing on high visibility enforcement of distracted driving and other violations which lead to collisions. The original press release is below the statistics.
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FAILURE TO YIELD
CELL PHONE USE
DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE
FAIL TO ANSWER SUMMONS
FICTICIOUS/ CANCELLED REGISTRATION
FAILURE TO HAVE INSURANCE ID IN VEHICLE
FAILURE TO POSSESS DRIVERS LICENSE
NO DRIVER SEAT BELT
NO PASSENGER SEAT BELT
NO PROOF OF INSURANCE
OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE
OPERATING UNREGISTERED MV
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
FAILURE TO POSSESS VEHICLE REGISTRATION
TURNING WHEN SAFE
VEHICLE MUST PROCEED ON GREEN LIGHT
VEHICLE MUST YIELD
VEHICLE MUST MAINTAIN WITHIN LANE
*****Original Release Below*****
April 3, 2018 – The week of April 2nd the Newark Police Department will be working to raise awareness of drivers in the City of Newark. Statistically, the primary contributing factors of collisions in Newark continue to be those that frequently result from inattention or last-minute operator decisions resulting in a collision. For the last three years, these have primarily been: Inattentive Driving, Following Too Closely and Failure to Yield. In 2017, these three offenses accounted for 706 of the 1460 reported collisions (48%). Violations such as red lights, stop signs and speed continue to be lesser prevalent causations of collisions by a significant margin.
The Newark Police Department Traffic Unit routinely conducts team-approach projects, using high visibility and high productivity enforcement, to encourage heightened awareness and voluntary compliance on the part of drivers in the City of Newark. Multiple officers will be conducting enforcement targeting cellphone and seatbelt usage. An officer observes a violation from a static location and reports it to officers who stop the vehicle – typically by “step-outs” – and issue a citation, if appropriate. Additional violations, such as Failure to Obey a Yield Sign or various equipment violations are frequently observed and cited as well.
The week of April 2nd the Newark Police Traffic and Special Operations Unit are conducting joint enforcement effort to cover multiple locations within the jurisdiction simultaneously. The goals of this initiative are to:
Increase driver alertness and promote driver awareness resulting in more
attentive driving and a reduction in attention related collisions.
Establish a noticeable police presence on the roadway from members of the
Traffic Enforcement Unit, the Special Operations Unit and additional uniformed
Conduct enforcement of attention based violations (i.e. cell phone
violations). ANY violations will be enforced (equipment, license &
As part of the initiative, which
coincides with the Delaware Office of Highway Safety Distracted Driving
initiative, officers will distribute the OHS Distracted Driving news release
with citations for civil violations related to distracted driving.