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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Aggressive Driving Emphasis Patrol Starts Thursday

The Post Falls Police Department, Kootenai County Sheriff's Department and other local agencies are teaming up with the Office of Highway Safety in an aggressive driving emphasis starting this Thursday and going through July 26.

Aggressive driving is the highest single contributing factor in both injury and fatal crashes, according to law enforcement statistics.

Behaviors officers will be looking for includes failure to yield the right of way, stop sign violations, speeding, driving too fast for conditions, reckless operation, tailgating and disregarding traffic signs or signals.

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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.

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