109 killed on Delaware roads this year
The Delaware Office of Highway Safety released highway collision statistics in advance of the holiday. In 2016, 109 were killed on Delaware roadways. About 38 percent of them were not wearing seat belts.
There were 106 fatal crashes, mostly between the hours of 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. About 75 percent of the victims were male.
As of November 7, 3,424 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence, and 36 percent of fatal crashes involved an impaired driver.
More than 600 drivers were involved in crashes that involved cell phone use between 2012 and 2015. One third of all fatal crashes were speed related.
In 2016, 24 pedestrians died on Delaware roads, and 80 percent of those collisions occurred at night.