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Delaware State Police form new unit to crack down on ‘High Intensity’ roadways


The Delaware State Police (DSP) announced the formation of a new unit that will focus on high-visibility traffic enforcement on designated roadways.

DSP announced the creation of the new Highway Safety Unit (HSU) on May 16.

The HSU is an eleven trooper unit that will primarily focus on traffic enforcement on the following “High Intensity” roadways:

  • Interstate 95 (from the Maryland line to the Pennsylvania line)
  • Interstate 495 (from the I-95 junction south of Wilmington northbound to the I-95 merge just south of the Pennsylvania line)
  • Interstate 295 (from I-95 to the Delaware Memorial Bridge)
  • State Route 1 (entirety)
  • Other highways identified by the Superintendent of the Delaware State Police or their designee in coordination with DelDOT and the Office of Highway Safety based on factors such as speed, aggressive driving complaints, crash data, and DUI incidents.

“As we remain focused on reducing fatalities and crashes in our state, the new DSP Highway Safety Unit enables us to devote full-time resources to proactively address traffic safety priorities. This dedicated unit will be a visible presence on our highways and instrumental in preventing crashes, minimizing injuries, and saving lives,” said Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security Nathaniel McQueen, Jr.

“The HSU is a proactive initiative to combat traffic safety challenges in Delaware. We are committed to deploying our resources strategically to address areas of concern and promote safer driving behaviors,” said Colonel Melissa Zebley, Superintendent of the Delaware State Police. The DSP is excited to collaborate with partnering agencies and the community to achieve the shared goal of making the roadways safer for everyone.”


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