Traffic Safety Partners Team Up for School Zone Safety

BOISE – Governor Brad Little has proclaimed Thursday, September 16 to be Idaho School Zone Safety Day, a reminder to the driving public to watch for kids on their way to and from school.  AAA, the Idaho Transportation Department, and various law enforcement agencies and school districts across the Gem State are working together to …

Daily Trips Dropped 40% at the Height of the Pandemic

BOISE – The COVID-19 pandemic and associated stay-at-home orders had a profound effect on driving behavior.  According to AAA, the average number of daily trips taken by Americans dropped by 40% in April 2020 when compared to pre-pandemic levels, before leveling off to a 25% reduction for the remainder of last year. For AAA’s new …

Oregon ranks 29th in the Nation for Most Teen-Involved Fatal Crash Deaths Per Capita

AAA has advice for parents, teens as “100 Deadliest Days” begin PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA finds that the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are when the number of crash fatalities involving teen drivers rise. In Oregon, 72 people died in crashes involving teen drivers in the 10 years from 2010 through 2019. …

Idaho Ranks 23rd in the U.S. for Most Teen-involved Crash Deaths per Capita

BOISE – It’s the “100 Deadliest Days,” the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when many teens get their first experience driving on their own.  But AAA warns that the learning curve can be steep, and at times, deadly – new teen drivers 16-17 years old are three times more likely to be involved …

U.S. Crash Fatalities Up Eight Percent in 2020, but Idaho Deaths Down Seven Percent

BOISE – 2020 was a bad year, made worse by an increase in the number of fatal crashes on American roads.  Fortunately, AAA says that Idaho was not part of the deadly trend. According to the National Safety Council, more than 42,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2020 – an 8% increase in …