Miles discusses an ITD presentation on the use
of technology Wednesday during the department's
annual participation in Digital Government Day
at the Idaho Capitol. The event is sponsored by
state Information Technology Resource Management
to discuss inflation impact on programs
The Idaho Transportation Board will address a trio
of subjects during a Tuesday workshop as a prelude
to its monthly business meeting at Headquarters
in Boise. The workshop agenda includes discussions
of the GARVEE program, the FY08-12 Highway Capital
Improvement Program and the Safety Rest Area Program.
New board member brings engineering expertise
the volumes of information Jim Coleman has received
the past two weeks, his transition to the Idaho
Transportation Board should be relatively swift.
Coleman, who brings more than 30 years of engineering
experience to the board, was appointed Jan. 31 to
fill the District 1 vacancy left by the retirement
of John McHugh. The new member will join the board
Tuesday and Wednesday when it meets in Boise.
Hunter explains Empty Shoes journey
The Empty Shoes Events were held statewide the
week of Jan. 22, in an effort to bring visibility
to the need to get all Idahoans to buckle up.
Many of the speakers made it evident that Idaho
deserves an effective seat belt law, and that
we can’t sustain our current 80 percent
seat belt use rate due to Idaho’s inability
to qualify for funding to sustain our seat belt
education and enforcement programs.
Vehicle/highway technology to take center stage
Who could have imagined? Photos without film.
Pocket telephones. Geographic locations by satellite.
And cars that communicate with each other. Is
it possible that specially equipped vehicles
will warn of an impending collision? Or communicate
weather and road conditions to drivers in other
study finds link between teen driving limits,
drivers are involved in 38 percent fewer fatal
crashes and 40 percent fewer crashes resulting
in injuries in states with graduated driver
licensing (GDL) programs that have at least
five of seven common components, according
to a release to be issued this week by the
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
child seats required
at least 80 percent of children ages 4 to 7 are
not properly secured in safety seats when traveling
in a motor vehicle, according to the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Idaho law
requires that all children younger than 7 be properly
secured in an appropriate child safety restraint
in a vehicle. Violations of the state’s child
safety seat laws carry a $60 fine.
Heart-felt thanks for donations
receives award for calendar drawing
Conor Souhrada received a recognition award from Officer
Kyle Wills with the Boise Police Department at a short
ceremony held recently at ITD Headquarters.
The sixth grader from Eagle Middle School in Eagle,
is one of 15 young artists from throughout the state
who had artwork selected for publication in the 2007
Highway Safety Kids Calendar. The calendar is produced
annually by ITD's Office of Highway Operations and
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