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Sheriff’s Office ramps up enforcement for More Cops, More Stops campaign

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Driving on Oklahoma’s roads can be deadly when motorists break the law, so law enforcement officers are turning up the heat on those who violate traffic safety laws.

Sheriff UnitBeginning today (July 26) through Aug. 4, The Logan County Sheriff’s Office will show zero tolerance for motorists who are caught while driving impaired, not wearing seat belts, or speeding. All of this is part of the More Cops, More Stops high-visibility enforcement campaign to help save more lives on Oklahoma roadways.

Too many drivers and passengers are losing their lives on our roads. In 2011, more than 500 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in traffic crashes in Oklahoma – and 59 percent of those killed were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Thirty-one percent of the fatalities occurred in speed-related crashes; 32 percent occurred in crashes that involved drunk drivers.

Oklahoma’s teens and young adults (18-34 years old) are especially at risk on our roads. In 2011, 69 percent of teens and young adult passenger vehicle occupants killed in Oklahoma crashes were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Forty percent of fatalities occurred in speeding-related crashes, and 44 percent occurred in crashes involving drunk drivers.

Nighttime is especially deadly because too many people fail to do wear a seat belt when driving at night. Buckling up is the single most effective way to save lives in crashes.

Sixty-four percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed in Oklahoma traffic crashes at night (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) were not wearing seat belts at the time of the deadly crashes.

These deaths are unacceptable and preventable. Research shows that more frequent, highly visible stops, citations and arrests for those who break Oklahoma’s traffic safety laws will reduce traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries on Oklahoma roadways.

“This summer, you will see more cops out making more stops, so please put safety first: Buckle up, slow down, and never drink and drive. By working together, we can save lives in Oklahoma,” a statement read.

  1. john
    July 26, 2013 at 9:05 am

    what about you officers that don’t wear them

  2. poetslady
    July 26, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I hope the teenaged drivers will pay attention to the statistics shown above and realize they could be in the bad side of the statistics if they don’t yield to the rules and regulations of safe driving.

    I wish there were statistics on how many accidents / deaths are attributed to cell phones being used for talking and for texting.

  3. St.
    July 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Ok, if you are going to start doing your job, no more hanging out at max Fairchild’s playing with your deer rifles during working hours.

  4. dave
    July 31, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I encourage everybody to take out your cameras and take pics (after pulling over safely) of any inappropriate action from Logan County Officers or other law enforcement agencies. Elections are never too far away. They are out watching us but we should also be watching them and documenting their actions also.

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