Delaware News

Delaware Allows Electronic Proof of Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart is alerting drivers in Delaware that as of June 25, 2014, Delaware law-enforcement officials will accept proof of auto insurance (insurance ID card) in physical or electronic format. House Bill 258 w/HA 1 states that …

Higher Fine for Phone Use in Car Approved by Delaware House

A proposed increase in the first-time penalty for using a handheld cell phone or other electronic device while driving is making progress in the Delaware General Assembly. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the House of Representatives approved a …

Delaware Lawmakers Consider Reducing Workers’ Comp Rates

Delaware lawmakers are expected to act quickly on recommendations from a state task force aimed at lowering workers’ compensation insurance rates. The task force presented lawmakers a report Thursday proposing that workers’ compensation medical costs to be trimmed by 33 …

Delaware Panel Recommends Reducing Workers’ Comp Medical Costs

A state panel established to address recent rate increases for workers’ compensation insurance in Delaware is recommending that medical costs be trimmed by 33 percent over the next three years. The Workers’ Compensation Task Force voted Friday to recommend that …

Delaware Lawmakers Focus on Oil Rail Shipment Safety

State lawmakers are working to ensure that increased rail shipments of oil to Delaware come with adequate safety and response measures. Members of the House Energy quizzed industry officials Wednesday on safety and inspections standards for tanker cars bringing oil …

Delaware Man Charged With 14 Burglaries at New Home Sites

Police say a Delaware man has been linked to 14 different burglaries at home construction sites in Kent County where copper wiring and pipes were stolen. Delaware State Police said Sunday that 35-year-old Jimmy Snow of Clayton was charged Friday …

Winter Weather Brings Early Crop of Potholes to Delaware

Motorists are seeing an early crop of potholes on Delaware roads this winter. The state Department of Transportation says all of its districts are reporting an increase in potholes because of temperature swings. The News Journal reports that crews are …

Traffic Deaths in Delaware Below 100 in 2013

State officials say traffic deaths last year fell below 100 for the first time since 1963. The Office of Highway Safety said Friday that there were 99 traffic fatalities in Delaware in 2013. That’s compared with 116 fatalities in 2012. …

Delalware Plans 2 DUI Checkpoints Before Year’s End

Law enforcement agencies plan two more DUI checkpoints this year. The Office of Highway Safety says they will be conducted Dec. 27 and 31 in Newark. Officials say 96 people have died in traffic accidents in Delaware so far this …

Delaware Coastal Town Sees Increase in Ambulance Fees

Delaware property owners in communities served by the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company will see their ambulance fee go up in the new year. The Daily Times reports that the communities recently approved an increase in the emergency medical service …