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Alive at 25 defensive driving courses offered to young Idaho drivers

Alive at 25 defensive driving courses offered to young Idaho drivers

Visit alive AT 25 Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of serious injury and death for young drivers nationwide so the Idaho Transportation Department and its law enforcement partners offer an innovative defensive driving course for those drivers. Alive at 25 is a free class open to drivers 15 to 24 years of age […]



Voice-Operated Texting While Driving: As Unsafe As It Ever Was

Voice-Operated Texting While Driving: As Unsafe As It Ever Was

Years of work by psychologists, most notably David Strayer of the University of Utah, has demonstrated that people suffer significant impairment when they use a cell phone while driving. But the public’s desire to do both things at once is so great that many are willing to overlook the evidence. More…  



Big Bowl Vote 2013

High School and middle school students are invited to participate in Drug Free Action Alliance’s “Big Bowl Vote 2013,” a student questionnaire about alcohol advertising given the morning after the Super Bowl.



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Idaho’s first online Driver Education course

The Idaho Digital Learning Driver Education course meets national standards for online learning, state standards, and is approved by the Idaho State Department of Education. This 6-week course fulfills the classroom portion of driver education.         Idaho Digital Learning



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July 4 Declared Deadliest Day for Teens and Americans on the Road

Warm summer months bring out the drivers, and this is equally true for teenagers.  Data analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports July 4 as a deadliest day for young adults and all others joining the motoring crowd.  Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/july-4-declared-deadliest-day-for-teens-and-americans-on-the-road-2012-06-25-12183100



Idaho Statesman Answers Questions About Texting Law

Idaho Statesman Answers Questions About Texting Law

Meridian police Sgt. John Gonzales and Nampa police Sgt. Matt Pavelek, both leaders in the prevention of distracted driving in Idaho, have explained how police will enforce the new law. Read more….



Idaho Press Tribune Attends ISP Safety Days

Idaho Press Tribune Attends ISP Safety Days

I killed two pedestrians while texting behind the wheel Friday. Luckily, the roles of “pedestrians” were played by orange traffic cones. Link to Idaho Press Tribune article



Summer: The Deadliest Time of Year For Teen Drivers

Summer: The Deadliest Time of Year For Teen Drivers

Summer is the deadliest time of year for teen drivers and, as Americans hit the road this Memorial Day holiday, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), is launching a new video, Teen Driving in America: A Look Behind the Wheel, to raise awareness about the increased risks teen drivers face each […]



Teen Safe Driving 101 – 10 Common Teen Driver Mistakes

Teen Safe Driving 101 – 10 Common Teen Driver Mistakes

Teen drivers face a four times greater risk for accidents than older adults, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Chalk it up to a number of factors, among them inexperience dealing with emergency situations, distracted driving and the inclination to show off to friends. Read more….



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Alive At 25 Courses

Meridian Police Department Offers Driver Safety Course for Teens and Young Adults Read the full article here




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