Monday, April 25, 2011

Local Mayors and Police Chief to Compete in Texting Race During Safe Driving Event at ISP

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ISP CVS Headquarters
700 S. Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642

Idaho State Police News Release
For Immediate Release - 04/25/11
For Information: Contact: Captain Bill Reese
(208) 884-7220

Mayors and Police Chief Texting Races
April 26, 2011
9:00 am

To kick of the two day safe driving event being held this week at the Idaho State Police, local mayors, police chiefs, and sheriffs will be competing in a texting golf cart obstacle course. The head to head challenge will begin at 9:00 am at the Idaho State Police Complex in Meridian. Some of the names scheduled to compete are Mayor Dale of Nampa, Mayor Nancolas from Caldwell, Police Chief Lavey from Meridian Police Department, and Major Ralph Powell of the Idaho State Police.

Local media are invited to attend. ISP staff will be available to answer any questions.

The event in being held in conjunction with the Safe Driving Days scheduled at the Idaho State Police on April 26th and 27th, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. This event is open to the public. There will be a golf cart obstacle course, DUI goggles, a virtual driving simulator, as well as seatbelt and other demonstrations repeated throughout the day.

April is distracted driving awareness month. Currently one of the biggest factors in fatal crashes involving teenage drivers is distractions, including texting and using cell phones. Recently, in Idaho, several crashes have occurred that involved teenagers who were texting while driving. Our goal is to reduce the number of people injured and killed every year in crashes that could have been avoided.

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Captain Bill Reese
Idaho State Police
Commercial Vehicle Safety
700 South Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642

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