STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies.
RE: Reduction of Speed Limit by State-Owned Vehicles.
WHEREAS, Delaware and all America is in the throes of a critical energy situation; and
WHEREAS, a serious shortage of energy could have an adverse effect upon the health, welfare and economy of the citizens of the State of Delaware; and
WHEREAS, on November 7, 1973, the President of the United States issued a Presidential Directive that no federal vehicle shall be operated at speeds in excess of 50 mph except in case of emergency and by telegram requested all Governors to take the same action with respect to State vehicles; and
WHEREAS, by reducing the speed with which State-owned vehicles travel to 50 mph will result in an energy savings;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware do hereby declare and order as follows:
Effective Friday, November 9, 1973, no State-owned vehicle shall be operated at a speed in excess of 50 mph except in case of an emergency.
APPROVED this 9th day of November, 1973.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT
ROBERT H. REED
Secretary of State