LEWISTON - Close to 60 law enforcement agencies across Idaho, Including the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office, will be putting extra patrols on the roads looking for aggressive drivers starting Friday.
The effort comes in the middle of the "100 Deadliest Days" on Idaho roads, when there is an increase in fatal crashes between Memorial Day and Labor Day. According to the Idaho Office of Highway Safety's preliminary data, 41 people have died in crashes in Idaho since Memorial Day weekend this year.
Data shows aggressive driving is a contributing factor in half of all crashes in Idaho. It happens when a driver makes the choice to speed, follow too closely, run a red light or ignore a stop sign, weave in and out of traffic, or not use turn signals. From July 23rd through August 8th, patrols will be dedicated enforcing Idaho's speed limits.