Driving in Delaware

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A Motor Vehicle Registration List for 1915

Driving in Delaware

Delaware’s modern highway system began to develop in 1911 under the influence of T. Coleman DuPont. In 1917, the General Assembly created the State Highway Department and by the end of the year there were 200 miles of paved highways in Delaware. The Division of Motor Vehicles that we know today was created in 1970 under the Department of Public Safety.

This document is contained in the Department of State Collection. The collection includes documents generated by the Office of the Secretary of State and the divisions within the Department. The divisions include Corporations, Historical and Cultural Affairs, Motor Vehicles and The Department of Technology and Information with many divisions in-between.