With aggressive driving contributing to more than half of all crashes in Idaho, ITD is partnering with law enforcement agencies throughout the state to conduct a second aggressive driving campaign that begins Sunday and continues through July 28.
The mid-summer campaign will target drivers who speed, drive too fast for conditions, follow too closely, fail to yield right-of-way, pass stop signs and disregard signals, according to Margaret Goertz, aggressive driving program coordinator with ITD's Office of Highway Operations and Safety. A similar campaign took place June 10-23.
"More than 36,000 people in Idaho are involved in crashes caused by aggressive driving each year," Goertz said. "That's more people than live in Caldwell or Twin Falls."
Penalty fines for aggressive driving citations begin at $62, Goertz said. She added that during the campaign, law enforcement officers also will enforce the state's seat belt law, which carries an additional penalty.
drivers should be aware that in addition to fines, aggressive driving
violations may result in higher insurance premiums and the loss of a
license for younger drivers," she said.