IDAHO STATE POLICE
1540 FOOTE DRIVE
IDAHO FALLS ID 83402
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - HOLIDAY WEEKEND TRAVEL AND EASTERN IDAHO STATE FAIR TRAVEL
The end of the summer vacation season is fast approaching with Labor Day Weekend just around the corner as well as the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot, Idaho. The Idaho State Police wants to remind motorists to stay safe during their travels. During this time the Idaho State Police has partnered with many local law enforcement agencies and the Idaho Transportation Department's Office of Highway Safety for the upcoming "2012 National Impaired Driving Labor Day Mobilization", August 25 through September 9, 2012. During these patrols, officers will have zero tolerance for non-seatbelt usage including passengers. Agencies will also be gearing up for extra DUI patrols up to and beyond the busy holiday weekend, so remember "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over".
ISP reminds motorists to observe the "Move Over Law", which requires motorists to slow down and move over if possible when approaching a stationary Authorized Emergency Vehicle displaying flashing lights. Every year there are a number of police officers that are killed nationwide while parked on the side of the road during the course of their duties. The Move Over Law helps protect law enforcement officers and emergency service personnel who risk their lives protecting the public.
For on-camera interviews or a ride-along, contact:
Sergeant Scott Zaugg or Lieutenant Chris Weadick,
Idaho State Police
1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, ID