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DUI emphasis patrol nets more than 100 arrests

DUI emphasis patrol nets more than 100 arrests

News release from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission:

Increased patrols over the holiday weekend

Increased patrols over the holiday weekend

From the City of Moscow:

The Moscow Police Department, in conjunction with agencies throughout the state, is focusing their efforts to stop impaired drivers this Labor Day holiday period. Impaired drivers represent a risk to everyone on Idaho roadways.

The overarching goal of our Impaired Driving Patrols is to progress toward zero traffic fatalities on Idaho roadways. The Impaired Driving Patrols will take place from August 25th, 2013 through September 8th, 2013.

The results of drinking and driving are often tragic. Please consider the risks to yourself, your loved ones, and to other motorists. If your holiday celebration will involve alcohol, please designate a sober driver.

If you see a drunk driver or suspect a drunk driver please contact the nearest law enforcement agency.

Remember, your seatbelt represents your best chance for survival in a traffic accident…but only if it is used properly.

Please buckle up, drive sober, and have a safe holiday.

 

Safety tips as Moscow prepares to go back to school

Safety tips as Moscow prepares to go back to school

The streets around schools have been quiet this summer in Moscow, but with students set to begin class bright and early Wednesday morning the Moscow Police Department has some friendly reminders for every one on the road.

 

From the City of Moscow and the Moscow Police Department:

When Walking:

WSU introduces hybrid buses

WSU introduces hybrid buses

From WSU News:

Three hybrid buses will hit the streets as Washington State University students hit the books on Monday, Aug. 19, the first day of classes. Wrapped in the familiar Go Cougs design with a twist of green, the Pullman Transit gas-electric hybrids will be cleaner and quieter - and welcomed by neighbors and bus drivers alike.

 

"These buses are amazing, the easiest I’ve ever driven,” said Rod Thornton, manager of Pullman Transit. "They’re clean, quiet and smooth.”

 

Moscow Police focusing on pedestrians and cyclists in new campaign

Moscow Police focusing on pedestrians and cyclists in new campaign

The Moscow Police department will be focusing efforts to make sure that cyclists, pedestrians and motorists are all complying with Idaho State law when it comes to roadways, crosswalks and traffic control devices. Police hope that this campaign will encourage positive interaction between the three groups when on the roads.

 

For cyclists, police will be looking to make sure that they are using hand signals to make their intended movement known. In addition to hand signals, police are reminding riders to stay close the right side of the lane to allow traffic to pass them safely. While cyclists have all the same right of ways as a pedestrian within crosswalks and on sidewalks, they must yield to pedestrians while on sidewalks.

 

Police are asking that pedestrians be aware of their surrounds and obey all control signals. While pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk, Moscow Police would like to remind them that sudden entry onto a roadway or crosswalk is prohibited and dangerous.

WSU lowers campus speed limit to 20 mph

Courtesy of Matt Haugen, WSU News:

PULLMAN, Wash. – Students returning here to the main campus of Washington State University next month for the start of fall semester will find they need to adjust to a slightly slower pace than last year – at least when it comes to driving on and around campus.


WSU Assistant Chief of Police Steve Hansen said this week that, effective August 2, his office will begin enforcing a 20-mile-per-hour speed limit on all campus streets as part of an ongoing effort to promote pedestrian safety.

Idaho 4-H working toward specialty license plates

Idaho 4-H working toward specialty license plates

Do you want to show your support to the State of Idaho's 4-H program by sporting a 4-H themed license plate? Well now you can help make that happen.

A volunteer fund raising group, Idaho Friends of 4-H, is asking supporters of the University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development program to participate in a survey about adding a green clover to special Idaho license plates.

The group is offering an online survey to get opinions and collect signatures. It is five questions and takes about two minutes to complete.