Sheriffs: Buckle Up, Slow Down, Drive Sober, and Stay Focused on the Road This Labor Day Weekend
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.
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.
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:
- 32% said too many
- 21% said too few
- 27% mentioned the right number of stops
- 20% were not sure
We followed up the above question by asking, "Every year, about 40,000 people die in car crashes in America, including about 11,000 caused by impaired drivers. Given this information, do you believe that the number of traffic stops made by law enforcement officers is too many, too few, or the right number of stops?" The results read
- 25% said too many
- 34% said too few
- 24% mentioned the right number of stops
- 18% were not sure