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Del. police watch beach routes

Summertime motorists beware: Police across Delaware are on the lookout for aggressive motorists on the beach routes.

The Delaware Department of Transportation reports traffic more than doubles during the summer along Del. 1 from Dewey Beach to the Maryland state line.

Delaware state police say they're on the lookout for aggressive drivers starting at this time of year.

Data obtained by The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., and publish online in an online report Monday showed thousands of speeding tickets have been issued by law enforcement agencies in the past three years, particularly along routes where speed limits drop suddenly in some localities.

Figures shows that July is the busiest time of year for issuing speeding tickets, with June next.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 14, 2010; 7:58 AM ET
Categories:  Delaware  
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The only way Delaware makes money: speeding tickets by out of staters.

"particularly along routes where speed limits drop suddenly in some localities."

Hmmmm, funny how that works. 25, 35, 45, 25 TICKET!

Posted by: Greent | June 14, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

This is just a tourist tax. It does nothing for safety. If anything, it makes the roads more dangerous to have all these police parked out on the sides of the roads. Traffic is so congested nobody is speeding excessively anyway.

Posted by: 123cartoon | June 14, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

If you can get over 55 on Rt 50 on a Friday or Sunday night, you'd be lucky.

Posted by: B-rod | June 14, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

People do have advance warning of upcoming speed limit changes, especially when approaching the towns: Ellendale, Greenwood on 16 and Denton, Bridgeville and Georgetown on 404, if they choose to ignore it then they'll pay.

Posted by: deweydevil1 | June 14, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Maryland & Del need to get together with the Feds, get "stimulated" and build a "bee-line" turnpike from the Bay Bridge to Rehoboth, like the expressway that runs from Orlando to Coco Beach in Florida.

The developers would go crazy, land prices would double & the towns that now "bilk" the tourist with speed traps would become booming retirement communities.

Posted by: mikeconville | June 14, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

"Maryland & Del need to get together with the Feds, get "stimulated" and build a "bee-line" turnpike from the Bay Bridge to Rehoboth, like the expressway that runs from Orlando to Coco Beach in Florida."

Have you been to Florida? Apart from the weather from October to March... it's not that great. Why would you voluntarily turn any part of the DMV--coastline or not--into an endless expanse of chain restaurants and condos?

Posted by: bikes-everywhere | June 14, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

To all the losers whining here -- SHUT UP! You are lucky to be so close to the Delaware shore, so what if there are speed traps...it's not a free ride. If you don't like it stay the hell home.

Posted by: dbunkr | June 14, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

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