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DELDot has launched a wrong way driving alert system along some major roads.

The Delaware Department of Transportation is looking to deter wrong way drivers along major roads ahead of the summer driving season.

The new alert system is located n the Exit 95 off-ramp from SR 1 northbound to Bay Road and SR 10.

This is near the Dover Air Force Base North Gate.

According to a press release “When a wrong way vehicle is detected, red lights will flash on the Do Not Enter and Wrong Way signs facing the wrong way driver. The flashing lights are intended to alert the driver that they are traveling in the wrong direction and should turn around immediately. The two cameras included within the system will allow DelDOT’s 24/7 Transportation Management Center to dispatch Delaware State Police and post messages on variable message signs to alert motorists on northbound SR 1 to a possible wrong way driver.”

The system is the first of its kind in Delaware.

DELDot emphasizes that wrong-way drivers and they accidents they cause are deadly and catastrophic.

DELDot is hopeful that this system can be expanded throughout the first state if it proves effective and successful.

This past year Delaware saw a sharp increase in automobile accidents cause by wrong-way drivers. These crashes caused 12 total lives to be lost.

The new wrong way driving alert system isn’t the only way Delaware is looking to save lives.

The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is deploying its SoberLift program for St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Riders can call a sober ride throughout the celebrations.

According to a press release “The SoberLift code will be valid from Saturday, March 11 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, March 12 at 2 a.m. in New Castle County and Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, March 19 at 2 a.m. statewide. To participate, text SoberLift at 888-991-2740 to receive a $20 Lyft voucher.”

DELDot has launched a wrong way driving alert system along some major roads.

What Delaware is Famous For According to Out-Of-Staters

When asked, “What is Delaware famous for?” these answers were recorded by out-of-staters. Maybe they know more than we do, or they just don’t! Some said the obvious things we all think of when describing our own state, but others noted what they think they know about Delaware. It’s always interesting to see what others think of us, being such a small state. Delaware is known for way more than we know, and it’s our duty to represent our state proudly!

  • No Sales Tax

    It’s the no brainer. We tell people this when describing our state too. So they’re not far off for saying this is what we’re famous for.

  • Historically, the First State

    Not everyone knows this, believe it or not. But yes, we are number 1 and that is something to be proud of.

  • Corporate Law

    Many businesses have headquarters and office space in Delaware to benefit from the lenient taxes and business laws.

  • DuPont

    DuPont is actually well known globally, due to their relations to Europe and the making of gunpowder in their early founding years.

  • Joe Biden

    The President of the United States is from Delaware and frequents coming home, resulting in what we all call “Joe Jams”.

  • That Scene in Wayne's World

    “Hi, we’re in….Delaware.”

  • Famous For Not Being Famous

    One redditor, DrWhoIsOverrated, stated, “There are very few things that stick out about the state, yet it’s the first state that comes to mind whenever someone is asked about a forgettable state.”

  • Tradition to Stock Up On Booze When Passing Through the State

    Our liquor stores have no sales tax and our liquor and beer is fairly cheaper than other states. Mind you, we have very large loiquor stores all over the state.

  • Dogfish Head Beer

    A local brewery that grew into a nationally known brand. Founded in Milton Delaware and Rehoboth Beach Delaware.

  • Chicken Farms

    The history of the overproduction of chicken in the United States actually stems from Delaware in the early founding areas. A mistake in shipping chickens to a Delaware farmer resulted in the farmer receiving thousands of more chickens than she intended.

  • Drivers Not Going Faster Than the Posted Speed Limit on 295

    Apparently, we drive the suggested speed limit on I-295…. isn’t this the right thing to do though?

  • A Bridge and Tolls

    Obviously this was written by someone who lives North of the beaches.

  • The Pronunciation of Newark

    You can tell a Delawarean from a New Jersey local by the way they pronounce Newark. It’s New-ark, not Nork here!

  • Nothing

    People really have the audacity to say Delaware has “nothing.” How do you think we wrote this list then???