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Speed limit safety prevention

Idaho State Police are cracking down on people not buckling up.

This year ISP has issued almost 7,000 seat belt tickets, said Lieutenant Chris Weadick.

Another issue it’s dealing with is people driving too fast for conditions affected by weather.

Even with wet and slick roads, troopers see drivers going 80 miles per hour or faster.

Lieutenant Weadick doesn’t recommend going the posted speed limit but instead driving according to conditions travelers see on the roads.

“Finding out that they’re not able to stop in time they’re following too close and their crashing they’re crashing vehicles; we’re seeing a lot of preventable crashes happen. Because they are driving too fast for the road conditions,” said Weadick.

According to information distributed by the Department of Transportation, 30 percent of all crashes occur as the result of another crash.

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