Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Aggressive Driving Enforcement

The Idaho State Police in Lewiston will be participating in enforcement mobilization patrols throughout the Region specifically targeting aggressive drivers and those not utilizing safety restraints from October 29 - November 14, 2010. Behaviors that define aggressive driving are: failure to yield the right-of-way, stop sign violation, exceeding the posted speed limit, driving too fast for conditions, reckless operation of a vehicle, following too closely, and disregarding traffic signs or signals. In 2009, aggressive driving was a contributing factor in 52% of all crashers and 85 Idahoans killed in car crashes were not wearing their safety restraints. The Idaho State Police would encourage you to be a responsible safe driver by obeying the traffic laws and wearing your seatbelt. The safe operation of a vehicle reduces crashes, which in turn reduces injuries and or death as a result of a crash.