Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, March 17, 2017

BPD Focuses on Preventing Distracted and Aggressive Driving

Boise Police patrol officers were out today working to educate people about the dangers of distracted and aggressive driving.  BPD received $28,000.00 from the Office of Highway Safety to work an enforcement patrol from March 6, 2017 to March 28, 2017.  Motorcycle officers are working overtime and will also focus regular assigned hours on the same violations through the month of March. 

The goal of the patrols is to decrease aggressive driving related accidents and keep Boise streets safe.

Officers are looking for:

  • Texting/Using a Cellular Device while driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Following too close
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Passing stop signs
  • Disregarding signals
  • Seatbelt violations

After 11 days of special patrols, officers have written around 500 citations to motorists found driving aggressively. (That figure is ONLY for the special aggressive driving patrols paid for by a grant from the Idaho Transportation Office of Highway safety, NOT citation totals for the department as a whole.)

Boise Police want to thank the Office of Highway Safety for making these special patrols possible.

BPD also spent the morning providing updates on Twitter and Facebook about the special enforcement campaign.

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