Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Distracted driving will be the focus of officers efforts!

 "What we really want to see out there are more people paying attention to the road and not becoming complacent or distracted by the little things. " Says Boise Boise Police Motor Officer Kyle Wills. "This effort will help focus law enforcement, and the public, on the dangers of distracted and aggressive driving."

    The focused effort extends through April 14th, during Distracted Driving Month. Boise Police officers will join officers from around the state to crack down on distracted driving through a grant from the Idaho Transportation Department starting tomorrow, April 5th. Boise Police received a grant from the Office of Highway Safety to cover overtime and equipment during the effort, to remind motorists to use caution on the roadways. The grant of $35,000.00 will be used to concentrate on speeding, following too close, stop sign violations and red light violations. These behaviors are often related to distracted diving. Twenty Five officers from the Boise Police Department are expected to take part in the push to identify distracted and aggressive drivers.

  "We really want people to think twice before engaging in any behavior that takes their attention away from the roadway putting everyone else at risk." Says officer Wills. "Slow down and pay attention to the road!"

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information