Law enforcement agencies team up to curb aggressive driving

LEWISTON, ID - The Idaho Transportation Department has provided extra money to state, local, and county patrols in an effort to curve aggressive driving.

According to the Idaho Transportation Department aggressive drivers have contributed to 254 deaths on Idaho roads between 2009 and 2011. The transportation department and local authorities have teamed up previously on campaigns against drunk driving and promoting the use of seat belts.

"The problem with aggressive driving verse DUI is that it involves multiple people," said Idaho State Police Lt. Allen Oswald. "Their tempers get upset, they get mad at each other and sometimes people stop and try to take the law into their own hands, and that just creates a problem for us."

ISP and other police agencies will have extra patrols out on the roadways until Sunday. Authorities said that if you come into contact with an aggressive driver, the best thing to do is call 911 and avoid any further contact at all cost.