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New letters threaten vehicle suspension to Idaho residents

A new flood of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) letters have gone out to Idaho drivers threatening registration suspension for vehicles they can’t match to their system. Idaho’s “Drive Insured” program is about to...

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Q & A: Will Idaho's new auto liability law affect me?

This Q&A column was published in the Dec. 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: Will Idaho's new auto liability law affect me? - A: Maybe, so here’s what you need to know. - Even if you normally always...

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Washington car seat law has changed for 2020

Changes to Washington’s child passenger restraint law (RCW 46.61.687) began on Jan. 1, 2020. - Car crashes are a leading killer of children ages 1-13. Using the right seat can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71...

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Drugged driving problem grows

A new report finds that in 2016, 44% of fatally-injured drivers with known test results were positive for drugs, up from 28% just 10 years prior, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). More than...

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4 reasons for motorcycle fatalities

What every motorcyclist should know - Why are motorcyclists over-represented in overall crashes and fatalities? Motorcyclists now represent approximately 14% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities, up from just 5.7% in...

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Five Seatbelt Myths Busted

The facts are different than you may think - Click It or Ticket isn’t about citations; it’s about saving lives. In 2016, there were 10,428 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States....

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Rising Trend In Highway Death Rates Reversing

Idaho and Washington among states that see small decline this year. - Reversing a trend of sharply increasing motor vehicle deaths in 2015 and 2016, the first half of 2017 is down 1% from the corresponding period in...

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Washington Updates Distracted Driving Law

Violations are now reported to your insurance company. - Washington state has defined its Distracted Driving law that just took effect on July 23, 2017. These changes include: No Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving...

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New Idaho traffic laws now in effect

Several new Idaho traffic laws took effect on July 1 that could impact driving habits or citations in our local area. In an effort to clarify vehicle speed limits and safe passing rules in Idaho, the 2017 Idaho...

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Safety Council: Traffic deaths up in 2015 in WA, ID

LEWISTON - Aug. 18, 2015 - A spike in traffic deaths brings a caution warning from AMERICAN INSURANCE to all drivers as they prepare for the Labor Day weekend. Traffic deaths in the U.S. have increased every month for...

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