ISP enacting zero-tolerance policies for Thanksgiving travel
With Thanksgiving weekend less than a week away, Idaho State Police wants to remind motorists to stay safe during their travels
"The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is considered the busiest travel day of the year when many motorists take to the roads," according to Lt. Chris Weadick with ISP. "Local law enforcement agencies including ISP have partnered with the Idaho Transportation Department's Office of Highway Safety for the upcoming Impaired Mobilization Patrol."
The campaign will run through Nov. 25. During these patrols, officers will have zero tolerance for alcohol violations. Many officers will be outfitted with portable breathalyzers and extra patrol personnel will be out keeping the roadways safe.
According to Lt. Weadick, troopers will also have zero tolerance for non-seatbelt usage, including passengers. The Impaired Mobilization Patrols and promoting seatbelt usage are all part of Idaho's "Toward Zero Deaths - Every Life Counts" campaign.