Police warn Boise State fans traveling to Reno of dangerous roads
Football fans traveling from Boise to Reno this weekend are being urged by law enforcement to make plans to include extra travel time, patience, use of safety restraints, paying attention to traffic and road conditions, and having a sober, rested driver behind the wheel at all times.
According to Oregon State Police Sergeant Bob Wilson, they are coordinating increased enforcement because of an expected increase in traffic of Boise State University football fans along Highway 95 in Oregon between the Idaho and Nevada borders for the game. Additionally, drivers should be aware of the potential for changing weather conditions that could affect highway travel safety.
"OSP troopers and Malheur County deputies will be working along Highway 95 Friday through Sunday with a special emphasis on targeting impaired and speeding drivers, as well as those who think it's OK to not buckle their safety belts," said Wilson.
Highway 95 is a popular route for traffic moving between Idaho and Nevada. Wilson said that during a 5-year period between 2006 and 2010, more than 200 traffic crashes occurred on this highway, including nine fatal and 96 injury traffic crashes. The last two fatal crashes in 2010 both were single vehicle crashes.
You can watch the game Saturday, Dec. 1, on Today's 6. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.