One of the Boise Police Department’s 2020 goals is to increase our focus on traffic safety. Throughout the year officers will be paying special attention to several intersections with higher crash numbers. Since January 8, the BPD Motorcycle Traffic Enforcement Unit has partnered with the BPD Patrol Division, School Resource Officers and Neighborhood Contact Officers in conducting directed patrols near identified intersections, school zones, and areas that see a large number of vehicle, pedestrian and cycling traffic.
In that time these officers have made 627 stops and issued 550 citations for a number of different infractions including: speeding, speeding in a school zone, stop sign/traffic signal violations, failure to signal, wide turns, and texting while driving. These infractions have all been identified by officers as contributors to causing accidents. The goal is that an increased presence of officers using education and enforcement will help make Boise a safer place for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians to live and commute.