Nearly 200 safety professionals and law enforcement officials from throughout Idaho will learn more about the latest trends in traffic safety Wednesday (April 11) during the Idaho 2007 Highway Safety Summit.
The summit is sponsored by the ITD’s Office of Highway Operations and Safety and will be at the Doubletree-Riverside Hotel in Boise, 2900 Chinden Blvd. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The educational event will focus on the national trends in traffic safety and offers participants additional tools for promoting and enforcing community traffic safety laws.
Participants will include representatives from the Idaho State Police, county sheriffs’ offices and local police departments as well as other agencies and organizations involved in safety issues.
Program highlights include:
“The safety summit ITD sponsors each year provides Idaho’s highway safety professionals with the latest information, best tools and innovative strategies for reducing crashes and saving lives,” said conference organizer Margaret Goertz, with OHOS.
Each day, six Idahoans are either killed or seriously injured in traffic crashes. Society pays 85 percent of the medical costs for individuals involved in crashes. These costs are passed on to the public through higher insurance premiums, taxes and increased charges for medical services.