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Americans Support Law Enforcement Traffic Stops After Learning Stops Save Lives

Sheriff (ret.) John Whetsel, Oklahoma Co., the chair of the National Sheriffs' Association Traffic Safety Committee presents the results of a recent NSA/TIPP survey on traffic safety.

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Sheriffs: Buckle Up, Slow Down, Drive Sober, and Stay Focused on the Road This Labor Day Weekend

As motorists travel this Labor Day holiday, the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) released a national survey on traffic safety today, finding that drivers are most concerned about distracted, impaired, and aggressive driving.

America’s sheriffs remind drivers, especially during this long holiday weekend, that law enforcement is working to save lives through educating the public about impaired, distracted, and aggressive drivers.

The NSA recently released a traffic public service announcement with multi-platinum and award-winning country music performer Toby Keith. The PSA was created with support and funding through a cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The NSA distributed the PSA to 1900 TV outlets and radio stations across the country.

The PSA’s message is: You can do your part by driving smart to save lives. Always buckle up, slow down, drive sober, and stay focused on driving.

In the latest NSA/TIPP Poll completed in late July 2021, we asked 1,300 Americans, "Generally speaking, do you believe that there are too many, too few, or the right number of traffic stops made by law enforcement officers?" The results read:

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