Speeding the most cited infraction during BPD's aggressive driving campaign
Boise officers just completed an intensive two week campaign focusing on aggressive driving enforcement.
The Boise Police Department is urging drivers to stop speeding and tailgating, running red lights and stop signs, behaviors that cause crashes. The goal is aimed at keeping all drivers and passengers safe on Idaho roadways.
August has the highest rate of fatal and serious injury crashes and aggressive driving was a contributing factor in almost half of all crashes in Idaho last year, according to state statistics.
"It's hard to miss the spots that urge motorists to 'Stop Aggressive Driving'," said Officer Kyle Wills of the Boise Police Motors Unit. " Thanks to federal and state efforts, those messages flood local media with education about why speeding and aggressive driving is so dangerous."
From August 2nd - 13th, the focus on aggressive drivers resulted in Boise Police issuing:
1105 Speeding Citations
165 Seatbelt Citations
182 Insurance Violations
4 Suspended Driver Licenses
27 other violations including Stop Sign, Red Light, and Lane Violations.
"We gave very few warnings during this campaign because it was heavily advertised we were out there. Still sadly, it wasn't hard for officers to find aggressive drivers and write them tickets," said Officer Wills. "That means we all have a ways to go toward remembering that our safety and the safety of our loved ones begins with our driving, not the other guys."