ISP teaming up with Transportation Department to stop aggressive driving

ISP teaming up with Transportation Department to stop aggressive driving

ISP teaming up with Transportation Department to stop aggressive driving

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 1:47 PM

MERIDIAN, Idaho - The Idaho State Police is partnering with the Idaho Transportation Department and local law enforcement agencies in an effort to stop aggressive driving. The campaign will run from April 11th until April 28th.

"The problem is serious and with the help of this high visibility campaign funded by the ITD's Office of Highway Safety, ISP hopes to let motorists know just exactly what constitutes aggressive driving," said Lieutenant Chris Weadick.

Officials said people under the age of 19 are four times more likely to be involved in an aggressive driving crash. In 2012, 73% of all aggressive driving crashes occurred in urban areas, but 77% of the fatal aggressive driving crashes occurred in rural areas, according to authorities.

Citizens are encouraged to report aggressive driving to the Idaho State Patrol. To report an incident, call ISP dispatch at *ISP (*477).
 

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