DPS News Releases 2005

  • December 12, 2005 - November 2005 - Monthly Fatality Report - Department of Public Safety officials report a increase in traffic fatalities for the month of November in 2005.
  • November 11, 2005 - October 2005 - Monthly Fatality Report - Department of Public Safety officials report a increase in traffic fatalities for the month of October in 2005. This is the first increase since July, 2005 with an increase of 20 for a total of 73 compared to 53 in the same month last year.
  • October 20, 2005 - Kids Day Out with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol - On Thursday, October 20, beginning at 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and members of the Concerned Citizens for the Highway Patrol Society and Oklahoma State Troopers Association will host a day of education and fun for selected youth in the metro area.
  • October 11, 2005 - September 2005 - Monthy Fatality Report - Department of Public Safety officials report a decrease in traffic fatalities for the month of September.
  • September 26, 2005 - Major Mike Grimes of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol receives special award.
  • September 11, 2005 - August 2005 - Monthly Fatality Report - Department of Public Safety officials report an decrease in traffic fatalities for the month of August.
  • August 31, 2005 - The 55th Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy begins
  • August 11, 2005 - July 2005 - Monthly Fatality Report - Department of Public Safety officials report an increase in traffic fatalities for the month of July.
  • August 11, 2005 - Oklahomans Buckling Up At Record Rate - Department of Public Safety officials announced today that Oklahomans are buckling up at the highest rates ever.
  • July 11, 2005 - June 2005 - Monthly Fatality Report - Department of Public Safety officials report a decrease in traffic fatalities for the last 6 straight months in 2005.
  • July 1, 2005 - Fourth of July - With six traffic-related fatalities during last year's Fourth of July holiday period, Department of Public Safety officials are urging Oklahomans to make safety their primary concern during this holiday period.
  • June 16, 2005 - Department of Public Safety officials are reminding Oklahomans who possess a driver license or identification card that they are required to make notification in writing to the department within 10 days upon the event of a change in mailing address, county of residence, or name.
  • June 11, 2005 - May 2005 - Monthly Fatality Report - Department of Public Safety officials report a decrease in traffic fatalities for the last 5 straight months in 2005.
  • May 11, 2005 - April 2005 - Monthly Fatality Report - Department of Public Safety Officials report a decrease of 5 traffic fatalities to a total of 56 in April.
  • April 18, 2005 - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be starting a new project to make the Turner Turnpike safer - Project C.R.A.S.H. (Collision Reduction And Safer Highways) will begin April 18, 2005.
  • April 14, 2005 - Department of Public Safety holds 5th Annual Communications Officer and Communications and Electronic Services Technician of the Year awards
  • April 11, 2005 - March 2005 - Monthly Fatality Report - Department of Public Safety officials report a decrease in traffic fatalities for the third month this year.
  • March 31, 2005 - Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers receive the Trooper of the Year award for heroism and humanitarianism at the Oklahoma Highway Users Federation 36th annual Highway Safety Recognition Luncheon in Oklahoma City.
  • February 24, 2005 - New "S" requirement for School Bus Drivers - Oklahoma school bus drivers will soon be trading in their licenses for a new license with a specific school bus endorsement, the Department of Public Safety announced today.
  • February 11, 2005 - January 2005 - Monthly Fatality Report - Department of Public safety officials reporat a decrease of 30 traffic fatalities for a total of 42 in January compared to 72 in the same month last year.
  • February 07, 2005 - Commercial driver licensees face new federal requirements for transporting hazardous materials - If you possess a commercial driver license endorsed to transport hazardous materials, or are a first-time applicant, the Department of Public Safety announces you are facing strict new federal requirements.