Last year over 250 people were killed and more than 14,000 people were injured in crashes on Idaho’s highways. The economic and personal costs of these deaths and injuries, along with the more than 28,000 collisions that occurred throughout the state, amount to more than $1.7 billion.
We invite you to join in an effort to reduce the number of our friends, family, and colleagues who die or who are injured each year on Idaho’s highways.
On October 19 and 20, 2005, Idaho will hold its first “Toward Zero Deaths” workshop in Boise. More than 125 senior local, state, and federal government safety professionals, law enforcement officers, and private sector experts will spend two days working together to prepare a comprehensive plan to reduce these terrible losses that occur each year. The partnerships that will be formed and the ideas generated during this workshop will provide the basis for how we all can work together to improve the safety on our Idaho’s highways.
The purpose of the conference is to:
- Bring together leaders around the state who have an interest in improving the safety on Idaho’s state highways and roads.
- Educate these constituencies on each others interests, perspectives, and programs, and on the state of the art and practice in highway safety.
- Identify ways that these organizations can work together to more effectively promote and improve transportation safety in the state.