Category Archive: Distracted Driving

Jun 21

Deadly Crash Near Jerome Puts Spotlight on Idaho Teen Driving Safety

This past Monday evening, two teens were killed and another three teens were injured in a Jerome County crash. According to local news sources, the incident happened at the intersection of 200 North and 300 West at about 8:00 p.m. A vehicle being driven by 16-year-old Baily Helsley of Nampa was headed south on 300 …

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May 25

Safe Riding: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

In addition to being Bicycle Safety Month in Idaho, May is also National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is again engaged in their annual safety campaign aimed at improving safety for motorcycle riders across the nation. This month, the NHTSA is reminding motorists to Share the Road with motorcycles. …

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May 18

Collision Interstate 84

On Tuesday morning, a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 184 had traffic backed up in Boise. According to the Idaho Statesman, the incident happened in the westbound lanes, near the Curtis Road exit. A Dodge Neon reportedly struck an Idaho Transportation Sterling truck that was stopped for road work. Thankfully, both drivers were wearing seatbelts at …

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Apr 26

Bike Safety Rules Become Part of Idaho Driver’s Test

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is getting ready to add new questions to the state driver’s test. In efforts to promote safety and awareness about cyclists and pedestrians, the new questions will be focused on the rules of the road and sidewalks for bicycle riders and pedestrians. Cyclists and pedestrians are two of the more …

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Apr 19

Pedestrian Versus Car Incidents Ramp Up in Warm Weather

Earlier this week, a pedestrian was struck and injured in an overnight crash in Boise. As reported by KBOI News Channel Two, the incident happened near the intersection of Ustick Road and 43rd Street. Although very few details about the collision have been released, we do know that one person was taken to the hospital …

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Jan 02

Texting While Driving Kills

You put your life and those of strangers at risk every time you try to text while driving. Of all the distracted driving problems, texting is by far the most dangerous.  It increases your risk of a crash by 23 times, regardless of whether you’re reading or sending the message. In comparison, dialing to make …

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Dec 11

Defensive Driving Saves Lives: 7 Tips to Keep You Safe

Driving is inherently a risky business. Every time you get behind the wheel, you must remain vigilant in order to prevent becoming an accident statistic. Defensive driving helps you avoid the dangers caused by other people’s bad driving. In many ways it is the opposite of aggressive driving, which causes roughly one third of all …

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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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