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DRIVE SAFELY: The Campaign to Decrease Officer Fatalities on the Road

Law enforcement officers spend much of their time working to make sure the rest of us can travel safely on our nation's roads and highways. And, their efforts have certainly paid off. Since 1963, the number of traffic-related fatalities has declined by 25 percent.

Traffic-Related Fatalities:1963-2013

However, traffic-related fatalities were again the leading cause of officer fatalities in 2013. Automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, and officers being struck by other vehicles all represent significant dangers for our peace officers.

More law enforcement officers in the United States died in traffic-related incidents than from any other single cause of death, including gunfire, for 13 of the last 15 years.

With your help, we can make our roadways safer for officers right now.