(Note: This is the second of two parts on Idaho’s 2005 motor vehicle collision report.)
The four primary contributors to injuries and deaths on Idaho highways are targets of a number of initiatives launched by or involving ITD’s Office of Highway Operations and Safety.
“The safety of travelers, using all modes of transportation, on Idaho’s highways is a concern shared by numerous state organizations and agencies,” said Brent Jennings of OHOS.
“During the Governor’s Highway Safety Summit
representatives from these organizations and agencies were brought together
and as a result 10 different focus areas were identified as targets
to improve highway safety. Impaired driving, aggressive driving, youth
driving and seat belt usage are four of the biggest challenge areas
that OHOS is concentrating on initially,” he said.
Licensing instructors to bring the “Drive for Teens” program to driver’s education instructors across the state. The “Drive” programs were created by former marketing executive Mark Horowitz to help all drivers, new and experienced, develop a mature, positive attitude towards driving.