Notifying next of kin is the worst part of a Trooper's job.
The Stop The Knock program was the idea of Oklahoma State Trooper Ron Davis and endorsed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the campaign was funded by Oklahoma Department of Highway Safety.
The term "Stop The Knock" comes from the unwanted task of a State Trooper to have to go to the next of kin's house and KNOCK on the door and notify the next of kin that their loved one just died as a result of a traffic accident.
This KNOCK at the door occurs all too often. Don't put your family though that.
In 1996, more that 760 people were killed in traffic collisions on Oklahoma roads, the highest number since 1984.
Many of those victims would be alive if drivers had followed three simple pieces of advice:
Drive at safe speeds
Wear seat belts
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