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Law Enforcement agencies across Idaho focus on stopping aggressive drivers last two weeks of July | Idaho | #childsafety | #kids | #chldern | #parents | #schoolsafey

LEWISTON – The Lewiston Police Department (LPD) is partnering with the Idaho Transportation Department Office of Highway Safety during the last two weeks of July to help keep roads safe.


LPD is joining with other Law Enforcement agencies across Idaho with a primary focus of stopping and educating aggressive drivers. This effort comes during the middle of the busy summer travel season, also known as the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer. This is the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when there is typically an increase in speed-related fatal crashes.


In 2020, aggressive driving was a factor in nearly half of all crashes and was also a factor in 18 percent of all fatalities in Idaho.


Aggressive driving includes following too closely, failing to yield, tailgating and speeding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was a dramatic increase (17%) in speed-related crash fatalities from 2019-2020 nationwide. This resulted in 11,258 speed-related deaths.


Speeding is a choice that drivers make. Much like impaired driving, speeding is a selfish decision that can have deadly consequences for the driver, passengers, other motorists and pedestrians. No matter where you are going or the reason, there is no excuse for speeding.


In the City of Lewiston, the highest percentage of our traffic enforcement contacts is a result of speeding motorists. Since the beginning of 2023, Lewiston Police Officers have issued 835 traffic citations for speed. Of those, 124 citations were for motorists travelling 16mph or more over the speed limit. Although citations are not issued on every traffic stop, it is as an opportunity to educate drivers about the risks of speeding.


The Lewiston Police Department is asking the community to please slow down and obey the posted signs. The goal is to save lives and stop aggressive drivers. LPD wants to also remind the public to make sure you buckle up and your children are properly secured in an approved child safety seat.


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