KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho—The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office planned a crackdown on dangerous driving for the beginning of May.
During the period, May 1-15, the Idaho Transportation Department is sponsoring an emphasis on aggressive and impaired driving.
Police said aggressive driving patterns include following too close and running red lights among other behaviors. The sheriff’s office said deputies would be strictly enforcing the law at emphasis patrols throughout the county, hoping to reduce the number of injury accidents.
The goal is to support the statewide highway safety goal of reducing motor vehicle related deaths and injuries by increasing awareness and compliance with the law.
In 2013, impaired driving contributed to 1,454 crashes on Idaho highways and caused 73 deaths statewide according to the sheriff’s office.