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July 2004

During a busy travel season, law enforcement executives pay special attention to highway safety for motorists, officers, and others. They know that by enforcing speed limits and seat belt laws, stopping aggressive driving, and removing drunk drivers from behind the wheel, police make roadways safer for everyone.
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