STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies
RE: Continuation of the Office of Federal-State Highway Safety Coordinator
WHEREAS, the burden, grief and costs of deaths, personal injuries and property damage resulting from motor vehicle accidents upon our Nation's and State's highways have reached intolerable proportions; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized by the State of Delaware that positive State action is required to meet this serious problem; and
WHEREAS, the previous administration established the Office of Federal-State Highway Safety Coordinator and issued Executive Order Number 35, which provided for a program of unification and coordination of State and local efforts to reduce highway deaths, personal injuries and property damage; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable to continue the office of Federal-State Highway Safety Coordinator and to continue, and where possible, expand the program of improved highway safety:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:
1. That the office of Federal-State Highway Safety Coordinator be continued under the guidance 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.
2. That the Governor shall appoint the Federal-State Highway Safety Coordinator, who shall serve as administrator of the State Highway Safety Office.
Approved this 11th day of September, 1969.
(GREAT SEAL) RUSSELL W. PETERSON
Secretary of State