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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Results of Distracted Driving Enforcement Initiative

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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. 


 


Date

Citations

 

Apr 2, 2018 

14

 

Apr 3, 2018 

60

 

Apr 4, 2018 

33

 

Apr 5, 2018 

68

 

Apr 6, 2018 

10

 




 

Grand Total

184


 






 










 


Offense

# Citations

FAILURE TO YIELD 

6

CELL PHONE USE  

63

DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE

4

DUTY-SIGN-CARRY LICENSE

2

FAIL TO ANSWER SUMMONS 

1

FICTICIOUS/ CANCELLED REGISTRATION 

2

FAILURE TO HAVE INSURANCE ID IN VEHICLE 

3

FAILURE TO POSSESS DRIVERS LICENSE    

1

NO DRIVER SEAT BELT   

23

NO PASSENGER SEAT BELT    

2

NO PROOF OF INSURANCE

3

OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE

3

OPERATING UNREGISTERED MV   

7

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA  

2

FAILURE TO POSSESS VEHICLE REGISTRATION 

1

SPEEDING          

25

TURNING WHEN SAFE  

1

VEHICLE MUST PROCEED ON GREEN LIGHT 

1

VEHICLE MUST YIELD  

33

VEHICLE MUST MAINTAIN WITHIN LANE 

1



Grand Total

184











 


 


*****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 personnel.


 


▪             Conduct enforcement of attention based violations (i.e. cell phone violations).  ANY violations will be enforced (equipment, license & registration, etc.).


 


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.


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