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Idaho Transportation Department, law enforcement cracking down on aggressive driving

Posted at 2:43 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 10:28:14-05

BOISE, Idaho — Local police, sheriffs and Idaho State Police are cracking down on aggressive drivers as a statewide effort to keep roads safe.

Officers say aggressive driving is anything from speeding and running red lights, to tailgating. The police will be out reminding people to put down the phones, buckle up and follow the speed limit.

The Idaho Transportation Department estimates aggressive driving is responsible for half of all crashes in Idaho.

“Aggressive driving crashes don’t happen by accident,” said OHS Manager John Tomlinson. “Someone made that choice. We all have the power to help prevent crashes by deciding to slow down and have patience behind the wheel.”

You can expect to see a bigger focus on aggressive drivers for a while. Enhanced enforcement will continue for at least the next two weeks.

“Each driver has the responsibility to stay aware and engaged any time they get behind the wheel. Together we can save lives, if we make the choice to drive well,” Tomlinson said.

For more information on aggressive driving, click here.