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Monday, January 19, 2009

CDA Car Accidents Jump 100% In December

It may have been beautiful, but the snow last month was dangerous. The number of car accidents in the city jumped more than 100 percent in December, costing almost half a million dollars in damage, according to a monthly report the Coeur d'Alene Police released this week.

Accidents increased from 49 to 104 between November and December, with the number of hit and runs jumping from 13 to 35. Here are more statistics.

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.