photo of Del. Office of Hwy Safety's Andrea SummersIt’s About Minimizing Risk

What we’re going to see with more people retiring to our state, particularly our beach areas, are more people who are of advancing age on our roadways. Our greatest concern is their ability to drive safely....We’re really looking at how to reduce their risk of being in a crash.

—Andrea Summers, Delaware Office of Highway Safety

Press Room

January 13 Press Release (178KB - PDF) PDF icon
Media Advisory (78KB - PDF) PDF icon

The highlight of the campaign is a half-hour documentary on older driver safety in Delaware that will air on Friday night, February 19 on WHYY TV.

WHYY’s broadcast area covers almost 3 million households, and it is the primary PBS-member station serving southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and all of Delaware.

WHYY also used excerpts from the show on its Delaware Public Affairs show “First” that aired on January 15 at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., and the show is available to viewers “On Demand.” Check the WHYY schedule for additional air times.

In addition to the documentary and this website, other campaign features include the following radio and television public service announcements and a five-minute campaign video preview.

In Their Own Words

Delaware seniors talk about driving today

Campaign Video Preview


Public Service Announcements

Each of the following video and audio PSAs is 30 seconds in length. Audios are in MP3 format.


 

audio iconRoundabouts | Driving Habits
Roadway Design | Crashes

Special Thanks

The “Safe and Mobile Delaware” campaign coordinators thank the Modern Maturity Center, Wilmington Senior Center, the Newark Senior Center, and the Georgetown CHEER Center, for their help and cooperation in preparing the video. A special thanks to participants of these centers who volunteered to share their driving experiences and stories.

Thanks to Teleduction of Wilmington, Del., for producing the videos and the public service announcements.

Thanks as well to the following agencies for contributing to the video.


project partners FHWA AARP AAA University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration