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Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office
Thursday April 18th, 2013 :: 09:46 a.m. CDT



(Oklahoma City) The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office along with several state law enforcement agencies will be working together to turn up the heat on people who violate traffic safety laws.

More Cops, More Stops campaign runs from April 19th-28th in an attempt to save lives on Oklahoma roadways. Just look at these 2011 statistics related to traffic deaths in Oklahoma:

*500 people died in traffic crashes.

*59% of those who died were NOT wearing seat belts.

*31% of highway fatalities occurred in a speeding related crash.

*32% of fatalities involved a drunk driver.

*69% of young adults (18-34) killed in crashes were not wearing seat belts.

*40% of young adults killed were involved in speeding related crashes.

*44% of young adults died in a crash that involved a drunk driver.

"These deaths are unacceptable and preventable, and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office will be doing our part during More Cops, More Stops to reduce fatalities and injuries on Oklahoma roadways", said Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel. "We will be out in force, with more cops, making more stops, so put safety first. Buckle up, slow down, and never drink and drive."

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office
201 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 405-713-1000

201 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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