Metropolis of Moscow
August 20, 2021 (Moscow, Idaho) — As Idahoans make their finish of summer time plans, the Moscow Police Division (MPD) is partnering with the Idaho Transportation Division’s Workplace of Freeway Security (OHS) to maintain roads freed from impaired drivers via Labor Day. Starting this Fri., Aug. 20, officers from greater than 60 businesses throughout the state will improve patrols on the lookout for drivers beneath the affect of medicine and alcohol.
The excessive visibility enforcement marketing campaign coincides with the shut of the summer time driving season generally known as the 100 Deadliest Days on Idaho roads. The time period refers back to the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends when there is a rise in lethal crashes.
In accordance with Idaho crash information, impaired driving was the reason for 1,513 crashes in Idaho final 12 months killing 92 individuals and injuring tons of extra. 43% of all fatalities had been the results of an impaired driving crash.
Driving beneath the affect of any substance is harmful and unlawful, and these deaths are preventable. We’re working collectively to assist preserve our communities entire.
Idaho is a good place to stay as a result of we glance out for one another. In the event you see somebody who’s had an excessive amount of to drink assist them discover a secure, sober trip residence. In the event that they insist on driving, give the MPD a name at 208-882-COPS (2677) and we’ll be sure they get residence secure.
Impaired Driving Fast Details:
- Final 12 months impaired driving was a consider 6.7% of all crashes in Idaho however contributed to 43% of all visitors fatalities.
- In 2020, an individual was killed in an impaired driving crash each 4 days in Idaho.
- Of motorized vehicle occupants killed in DUI crashes 71% weren’t carrying seat belts.
- In 2020, 6,939 individuals had been arrested for DUI.
- Males comprised 72% of the drivers concerned in impaired driving crashes.
Do’s and Don’ts
Do – Name 208-882-COPS (2677), for those who suppose somebody goes to drive whereas intoxicated, earlier than they get behind the wheel.
Do – Name 911 for those who suspect there’s a drunk driver on the street.
Do – Whether it is secure, keep on the road with dispatchers and supply updates to a suspected drunk driver’s location and course of journey.
Don’t – Strategy a drunk driver behind the wheel or bodily attempt to cease them.
Don’t – Violate any felony or visitors legal guidelines to observe a driver you suppose is intoxicated.
Don’t – Let a good friend or shut one drive drunk or excessive.
Don’t – Drive for those who really feel “okay” after a “few” drinks. Buzzed driving is drunk driving.