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On April 17, 2024, DelDOT, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS), and the Delaware State Police (DSP) hosted the first annual Delaware Highway Safety Summit at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. This inaugural event brought together engineers, planners, highway safety education specialists, and law enforcement to learn about various safety initiatives occurring across Delaware and to continue the focus on reducing fatalities and serious injuries resulting from crashes on Delaware’s roadways.

The following is the agenda from the 2024 Delaware Highway Safety Summit including the presentations that were provided during the Summit.

Event Registration: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Morning General Session
Opening Remarks: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Governor John Carney
Secretary Nicole Majeski, Department of transportation
Secretary Nathaniel McQueen, Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Delaware State Police Honor Guard
Delaware Strategic Highway Safety Plan Briefing: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Peter Haag, Chief of Traffic Engineering, DelDOT
Delaware State Polic General Updates and Upcoming Initiatives: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Major Jason Sapp, North Operatios Officer, Delaware State Police
Delaware Office of Highway Safety General Updates and Upcoming Initiatives: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Sharon Bryson, Director, Delaware Office of Highway Safety
Breakout Session 1: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Delaware Strategic Highway Safety Improvement Program Scott Neidert, HSIP Manager and Traffic Resource Engineer, DelDOT
Impaired/Drugged Driving Roy Bryant, DRE Coordinator, Delaware Office of Highway Safety
Frank Enko, Regional Program Manager, National Highway Traffice Safety Administration
EMS - 1st Responder Persepctive
Fatigue - Why You Should be Concerned
Electric Vehicle Emergencies
John Campanella, Chairman of the Vehicle Operation Review Board, Mill Creek Fire Company
Tucker Dempsey, State Fire Prevention Commission
Break and Vendor Tables: 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakout Session 2: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Safety Projects
SR 54 at Hudson Road
Roundabout Project
Matt Vicent, Chief of Project Development North, DelDOT
Bryan Behrens, Group Engineer, Project Development South, DelDOT
Max Strong, Project Development South, DelDOT
Delaware State Police Crash Resconstruction Unit Sgt. John Jefferson, Delaware State Police
Unrestrained Motorists/Seatbelt Usage Jackie McDermott, Program Manager, Delaware Office of Highway Safety
Aubrey Klick, Child Passenger Seat Coordinator, Delaware Office of Highway Safety
Lunch and Keynote Speaker: 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Advancing Highway Safety through NTSB investigations and a Safe System Approach Rob Molloy, Director, Office of Highway Safety, National Transportation Safety Board
Breakout Session 3: 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
DUIs: More than a Ticket Barzilai Axelrod, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Department of Justice
Lt. Andrew Rubin, Newark Police Department
MPO Initiatives
Dover/Kent MPO
Heather Dunigan, WILMAPCO
Marilyn Smith, Dover/Kent MPO
Delaware's Vulnerable Road Users
Maria Andaya, Planner IV, DelDOT
Anthony Aglio, Planning Supervisor, DelDOT
Peter Haag, Chief of Traffic Engineering, DelDOT
Breakout Session 4: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Work Zone Safety
Construction Perspective
Maintenance Perspective
Traffic Safety Perspective
Mark Buckalew, Chief of Construction & Materials, DelDOT
Brian Urbanek, Assistant Director, Maintenance & Operations, DelDOT
Marvin Pedigo, DOT Safety & Training Administrator, Maintenance & Operations, DelDOT
James Osborne, Traffic Safety Programs Manager, DelDOT
Local Police Initiatives
Bicycle Rodeo Program
CORE Program
Chief Brian Calloway, Millsboro PD
Chief Richard McCabe, City of New Castle PD
Distracted Driving Sgt. Michael McCann, Delaware State Police
Break and Vendor Tables: 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Breakout Session 5: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Two Ends of the Spectrum: Teen and Elderly Drivers and the Importance of Preventative Education Sgt. Nicholas DeMalto, Delaware State Police
Engineering Countermeasures Peter Haag, Chief of Traffic Engineering, DelDOT
DelDOT’s Innovative Traffic Operations and Safety Applications Mark Luszcz, Deputy Director of Operations, DelDOT
Closing Session: 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing Remarks Shante Hastings, DelDOT Deputy Secretary and Chief Engineer

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