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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Put Your Seat Belt On Or Pay The Price

Starting Friday and continuing through September 20, Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies will be conducting seat-belt emphasis patrols as a way to reduce the number of injury accidents in Kootenai County. They will stop drivers for moving violations and ticket anyone not wearing a seat belt.

Kootenai County’s 2009 compliance rate for seat belts was 82%. The state average was 79%.

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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.