STATE OF DELAWARE
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER THIRTY-FIVE
SUBJECT: State Highway Safety Office
WHEREAS, the burden, grief and cost of deaths, personal injuries and property damage resulting from motor vehicle accidents upon our nation's highways have reached intolerable proportions; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized by the State of Delaware that this is a matter of grave State concern demanding positive action if we are to adequately cope with this growing problem; and
WHEREAS, no formal mechanism has existed in the past for the integration and coordination of our existing safety efforts; and
WHEREAS, the Governor on July 19, 1967, initiated such a program under his direction, appointing V. Blades Derrickson, Jr., to be his Federal-State Highway Safety Coordinator and to direct Delaware's efforts at improved coordination and integration of our highway safety programs; and
WHEREAS, it has become desirable to formalize this preexisting arrangement:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, do order and direct that a Statewide highway safety program be established under the guidance and direction of the Governor, this program to provide for the unification and coordination of State and local efforts in the ongoing effort to reduce highway deaths, personal injuries and property damage; and it is further
ORDERED: that the Governor shall maintain and continue the Office of Highway Safety, in order to plan and administer the State Highway Safety Program; and it is further
ORDERED: that the Chief Administrative officer of the Office of Highway Safety be appointed by the Governor and be responsible to him for the conduct of the State Highway Safety Program.
Approved this 19th day of July, 1968.
CHARLES L. TERRY, JR.
ELISHA C. DUKES
Secretary of State