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Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico, along with Montana, and Mississippi lead the nation in fatal officer-involved traffic deaths. More officers have died in traffic accidents than at the hands of criminals since 2000.

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New Mexico, along with Montana, and Mississippi lead the nation in fatal officer-involved traffic deaths. More officers have died in traffic accidents than at the hands of criminals since 2000.

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“Umbrae Pulvisque”

Since: Apr 09

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#1 Sep 28, 2012
"The motor vehicle collision fatality rate for the general public has DECLINED by roughly 25% during the past 15 years, but the rate for law enforcement (deaths due to traffic accidents) remains unchanged".

New Mexico, Montana and Mississippi lead the nation in law enforcement officer traffic accident fatalities.

(1) "Motorcycle officers were least likely to be at fault"

(2) "Officers ranging in ages between 18-24 were almost twice as likely to be at fault than officers between 40-44; officers age 25-29 were 1.5 times more likely to be at fault than officers 40-44".

(3) "Seat belt usage by law enforcement officers has been found to be 50% by officers during the 2000s compared to 56% during the 1990s".

(4) "93% of the fatal law enforcement officer crashes were male".

"More cops are being killed by trees, lights, telephone/light poles, etc. than by psychopaths".
"With the exception of 2011, every year since 1997 has seen more cops die in vehicle-related incidents than as a result of gunfire."

From Law Enforcement Officer Magazine- September 2012, Pp. 20-23

“I Am No One To Be Trifled With”

Since: Jun 09

Dread Pirate Roberts

#2 Sep 28, 2012
BarefootJoe wrote:
"The motor vehicle collision fatality rate for the general public has DECLINED by roughly 25% during the past 15 years, but the rate for law enforcement (deaths due to traffic accidents) remains unchanged".
New Mexico, Montana and Mississippi lead the nation in law enforcement officer traffic accident fatalities.
(1) "Motorcycle officers were least likely to be at fault"
(2) "Officers ranging in ages between 18-24 were almost twice as likely to be at fault than officers between 40-44; officers age 25-29 were 1.5 times more likely to be at fault than officers 40-44".
(3) "Seat belt usage by law enforcement officers has been found to be 50% by officers during the 2000s compared to 56% during the 1990s".
(4) "93% of the fatal law enforcement officer crashes were male".
"More cops are being killed by trees, lights, telephone/light poles, etc. than by psychopaths".
"With the exception of 2011, every year since 1997 has seen more cops die in vehicle-related incidents than as a result of gunfire."
From Law Enforcement Officer Magazine- September 2012, Pp. 20-23
Why do I think of Smokey and the Bandit and Dukes of Hazzard when reading this...
Slambo

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Nov 15, 2012
Driving north just outside Ledoux one afternoon and a NM state tropper came at me across the center line on a blind curve and hill. No wonder the dumbasses are dying in auto accidents. I have no sympathy for them.

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