Idaho cracks down on aggressive drivers | Transportation
Idaho law enforcement will be cracking down on aggressive driving for the next two weeks in their new statewide aggressive driving campaign.
The emphasis patrol starts on August 1st and goes through the 13th. “It is our goal to reduce the impact to our motoring public by encouraging everybody to slow down, back off, pay attention and be patient,” said Sgt. Erik Turrell with the Coeur d'Alene Police Department's CARE Team.
The patrol is sponsored by the Idaho Department of Transportation and the Office of Highway Operations and Safety. Kootenai county deputies will be conducting the patrol at various locations around the county. They will focus on aggressive drivers who speed, tailgate, fail to yield and cut in and out of traffic.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding was a contributing factor in more than a third of all deadly crashes. Speed related crashes are most likely to occur on rural roads.
The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department says the goal of the crack down is to reduce motor vehicle related deaths by targeting aggressive drivers.