More Cops More Stops Crackdown Starts Friday

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 3:32 pm
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol along a number of northeast Oklahoma police agencies are teaming up July 27th thru August 5th to crack down on traffic safety violations in a campaign called "More Cops. More Stops."

With a OHP race car in the background at the Tulsa Raceway Park, state and local law enforcement announced Wednesday they will be out in force for 9 straight days in an effort to reduce traffic deaths across Oklahoma.

Special emphasis will be on drinking and driving, buckling up and speed limit violations.

The OHP says nearly 500 people were killed in Oklahoma highway crashes in 2010. Sixty percent were not wearing their seatbelts. 33 percent of Oklahoma fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involved an alcohol-impaired driver and 28 percent were speeding.