2013 Statewide Highway Safety Conference
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Message from the Director of the Office of Highway Safety
Dear Highway Safety Partner:
The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is pleased to present our fourth statewide Highway Safety Conference from November 5 - 7, 2013 at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach. The conference is open to Delaware law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and other highway safety partners. It will cover such topics as DUI Investigation, Distracted Driving, Officer Involved Crashes, legal updates, bath salts/illicit drugs, prescription drugs, traffic safety, and traffic safety checkpoints. Speakers will include local and national traffic safety experts.

Click here to register for the conference. Registration fee for attendees is $25.00 per person and $300.00 for each vendor. Conference registration closes October 22, 2013.

The Office of Highway Safety will provide rooms at the Atlantic Sands Hotel for New Castle and Kent County residents only. Sussex County residents and vendors may reserve rooms at the Atlantic Sands Hotel by calling 302-227-2511 to make the reservation and mention the Highway Safety Conference.

We look forward to another great highway safety conference and opportunity to share information with all stakeholders within traffic safety.

Thank you,
Jana Simpler
Director
Delaware Office of Highway Safety
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Conference Information
Location:
Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center
1 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(302) 227-2511
www.atlanticsandshotel.com
If you are a New Castle or Kent County resident and you requested a complimentary room on your conference registration form, OHS will make your room reservation for you.
If you are a Sussex County resident or vendor, please call (302) 227-2511 and mention “The Highway Safety Conference”. Rates are $94.00 single/double occupancy, $109.00 triple occupancy, and $124.00 quad occupancy with 8% room tax plus an additional $1.50 charge per room .
Attention Please note that the deadline for conference registration is October 22, 2013.
What to Wear:
Recommended meeting attire is business casual. Officers are not required to wear their uniforms. Casual attire is suggested for the Tuesday evening meet & greet event.
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Vendors Information
2013 Vendor Space Application/Contract
Instructions:
Application/Contract will not be processed without:
1. Completed application and payment.
2. Signature of official representative.
Be sure to photocopy this application before returning it to the Office of Highway Safety
Two complimentary conference registrations will be provided for each booth. Be sure to mouseover or click on the “Registration” tab above to register for the conference. Again, the $25.00 registration fee is waived.
Please submit your application/contract by Thursday, October 10, 2013
PDF Document
Click the Adobe PDF icon above to download the 2011 Vendor Space Application/Contract!
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Registration: Outside Swan Ballroom, 3rd Floor
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Traffic Safety Awards
The Office of Highway Safety is pleased to announce an awards luncheon as part of the Highway Safety Conference this year. The conference will be held November 5-7, 2013, at the Atlantic Sands Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, with the awards announced during lunch on November 6th.
There will be two awards per county for each of the following award categories. Descriptions of each award are provided below. Award categories include:
  • IMPAIRED DRIVING
  • OCCUPANT PROTECTION
  • CELL PHONE VIOLATIONS
  • AGGRESSIVE DRIVING VIOLATIONS

In addition, there will be one Traffic Safety Star award issued for each county.

All agencies are encouraged to nominate members of your police agency for their traffic safety achievements during 2012. A nomination form is included on this webpage. Please complete the form and return it to OHS by close of business July 19, 2013. Nomination forms can be faxed to 302-739-5995 or emailed to Lisa.Shaw@state.de.us. If you have any questions, please call Lisa Shaw at 302-744-2746. Specific criteria for each award is listed below.

IMPAIRED DRIVING AWARD
The Impaired Driving Award is intended to recognize an officer for his/her contributions in reducing the incidence of impaired driving on Delaware roadways. Please consider officers for this award if he/she:

  • Is considered a leader by his/her peers when it comes to impaired driving enforcement;
  • Attends DMV hearings; . Secures impaired driving convictions;
  • Attends impaired driving training/updates;
  • Signs up for overtime impaired driving patrols; and
  • Consistently enforces the state's impaired driving laws

OCCUPANT PROTECTION AWARD
The Occupant Protection Award is intended to recognize an officer for his/her contributions to efforts to increase the state's seat belt use and child restraint use rates and decreasing the incidence of unbelted fatalities on Delaware roadways. Please use the following criteria when selecting an officer for this award:

  • Is considered a leader by his/her peers when it comes to occupant protection enforcement;
  • Signs up for overtime occupant protection patrols;
  • Secures occupant protection violation convictions;
  • Participates in child passenger safety technician training and/or assists with the installation of car seats for families;
  • Consistently enforces the state's occupant protection laws

CELL PHONE CITATION AWARD
The Cell Phone Citation Award is intended to recognize an officer for his/her efforts to reduce the use of hand-held cell phones by motorists and ultimately reduce the incidence of crashes related to cell phone use. Please consider the following criteria when selecting an officer to nominate for a cell phone citation award:

  • Is considered a leader by his/her peers when it comes to distracted driving enforcement;
  • Secures convictions once cell phone law violations are written;
  • Participates in overtime opportunities to enforce the cell phone law; and
  • Consistently enforces the state's cell phone law

AGGRESSIVE DRIVING AWARD
The Aggressive Driving Award was created to recognize an officer for his/her efforts to reduce crashes occurring as a result of speeding, failure to yield, running red lights, and crossing the center line. Please use the following criteria when selecting an officer for this award:

  • Is considered a leader by his/her peers when it comes to aggressive driving enforcement;
  • Secures convictions for aggressive driving tickets written;
  • Participates in aggressive driving overtime opportunities; and
  • Consistently enforces the state's aggressive driving laws

TRAFFIC SAFETY STAR AWARD
Officers should be nominated for this award if they are a top traffic safety performer in your agency. In fact, did the same name come to mind for each of the above awards? If so, that's your agency's traffic safety star! This officer actively pursues traffic violators, regularly signs up for overtime traffic safety patrols, and makes a sincere effort to keep our roadways safe. This officer is someone other officers look to for guidance and advice. Consideration should be given to those officers who voluntarily take leadership roles related to the traffic safety training needs of your agency.



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