Oct 22

“Idaho Stop” Law Makes The Roads Safer for Cyclists and Motorists Alike s?

Since 1982, Idaho bicyclists have followed a law that has them treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stops signs. This so-called Idaho Stop law has been widely praised as an effective reform for improved cycling safety. Under the law, when a bicyclist approaches a stop sign, he or she should: 1. …

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Oct 20

Tailgating SafetyTips for Idaho Sports Fans

With  football season is in full swing,  fans across the state are spending part of their weekends tailgating. This American tradition is a great way to socialize and support your favorite team.  But it’s important to keep in mind a few safety tips to make sure you and your guests don’t end up cheering for …

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Oct 17

Help Keep School Zones Safe

School is back in session. Idaho motorists need to be on the lookout for children traveling to and from school. Just yesterday a teen was seriously injured in a crosswalk collision in Payette.  In most households, parents of school-age children regularly go over important safety rules such as looking both ways before crossing the street …

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Oct 15

Protecting Yourself After a Car Accident-A Checklist

Getting in a car wreck is an unpleasant and stressful experience. But it’s important to try to keep a clear head afterwards and make good decisions. We have discussed these in more detail in the past but here is a quick reminder of things to do to protect yourself. Call the police to report the …

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Oct 08

Can a Pedestrian Be At Fault in an Auto Accident?

Car accidents involving pedestrians often result in serious injury, but contrary to what you might think, the driver is not automatically responsible. Liability for an accident is determined by each party’s conduct, not their mode of transportation.  It does not happen often but it does happen that Pedestrians are held responsible for damages or injuries …

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Oct 07

Drowsy Driving Dangers

Driving while drowsy can be just as dangerous as getting behind the wheel after you’ve had too much to drink. The National Sleep Foundation tells us a driver who has been awake for 18 hours has the same driving impairment as someone with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08%. That means just as bad …

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Oct 03

Special Risks of Semi-Trucks & How to Share the Road

Collisions with tractor/trailers or semi-trucks result in some of the most serious injuries we see suffered by Idaho drivers. For example,just a few weeks ago, on September 26, the ISP  investigated a collision in Nampa involving a semi driver named Randall Britton and Elena Estrada-Ayala. Britton was driving a Peterbilt semi pulling a single trailer …

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Oct 01

Good Tires Make Vehicles Safer: Do You Need New Ones?

Purchasing new tires can be costly, but you don’t want to scrimp because they are so important to safety. They affect the efficiency of your brakes, your engine and every move you make with the steering wheel, so it stands to reason that having bad tires can be a serious safety hazard. Drivers with worn …

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