General Regulations

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Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise.  Between 2012-2016, 146 pedestrians were killed in Delaware.  The Office of Highway Safety (OHS) has partnered with local police agencies to enforce and encourage safe walking behaviors and interactions with drivers.

  • Walkers and joggers need to exercise extreme caution. Please travel against the flow of traffic using the sidewalks and crosswalks provided.
  • Obey all stop signs and speed limits.  Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.  Slow down when pedestrians are around – speed is the biggest factor in severity of injury.
  • Bicyclists must ride with the flow of traffic in the bicycle lane. Follow all traffic laws and wear/use reflectors.
  • All speed limits and traffic regulations are strictly enforced
  • Driving in the shoulder of Route 1 (Coastal Highway) is a violation and subject to a fine.
  • Yield the right-of-way to authorized emergency vehicles until they have passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.
  • Do not obstruct an intersection or a marked crosswalk from use by other vehicles or pedestrians.
  • Juvenile Curfew – Midnight to 6:00 AM – Minors may not be out without a parent or the parent’s designee unless the minor is en route to or from work.
  • Standing, sitting, eating or drinking on any street or highway while using a vehicle as a picnic facility is not permitted.
  • Living, dwelling, cooking, sleeping, changing clothes or using toilet facilities inside any vehicle within the corporate limits of Town is prohibited.