Thursday, July 9, 2015

Drag racer promotes safe-driving campaign for ITD

Drag racer promotes safe-driving campaign for ITD

Idaho?s Towards Zero Deaths safe-driving campaign has gained a new voice calling for more people to wear seat belts and to never drive impaired or distracted.

Drag racer Wes Morris will bring a message of safe driving, along with his dragster, to the Idaho State Police District 2 Office front parking lot Monday, July 13, at 2700 N & S Hwy, Lewiston. Morris and his dragster will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The public and media are invited to attend.

Joining Morris, a 2014 Boise High School graduate, will be representatives from ISP talking about the leading causes of deaths on state roadways ? improper seat belt use, driving impaired and driving distracted.

Morris lost his sister Dedra in a tragic one-car crash two years ago when she did not properly secure her seat belt as a passenger and was partially ejected from a car that left the road and overturned several times, killing her instantly. He added that had she used her seat belt properly and had remained seated properly, she would have most likely survived the crash.

The *Towards Zero Deaths* campaign hits home with me on a very sobering and serious level, he says. Through our efforts, if we save one life or keep one family from tragedy, we have done our job.

If we get one person to think, then we have reached a hundred people and pushed us closer to our goal of zero deaths.

WHAT: Drag racer Wes Morris advocates Towards Zero Deaths safe driving campaign

WHERE: Idaho State Police District 2 front parking lot, 2700 N & S Hwy, Lewiston

WHEN: Monday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.