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Tue., Sept. 15, 2009, 8:57 a.m.

ISP: ‘Leave more room for trucks’

Starting tomorrow, the Idaho State Police will have extra officers working "the high crash areas in the Coeur d'Alene-Post Falls area" as part of a statewide program to reduce crashes involving commercial trucks. The target: Any aggressive drivers around commercial trucks, whether they're in cars or trucks, who do things like speed, tailgate, and cut off other vehicles. "The economic and human costs of commercial vehicle crashes are significant, not only in dollars, but more importantly the impact that crashes have on people's lives," said ISP Commercial Vehicle Safety Lt. Bill Reese.  "We want to reduce the number of people affected by aggressive driving and make the roads safer for all of us."

Question: What's your experience with big trucks on the road? What do you think would make things safer?

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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