Make Safe Driving a Priority with Tips from Idaho Power

Summer is one of the busiest times of the year for driving, and it’s also one of the deadliest. Known as the 100 deadliest days of summer, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day historically shows an uptick in vehicle deaths, and last summer was one of the deadliest for Idaho.

With employees who drive millions of miles a year inspecting and maintaining the power grid, Idaho Power is an advocate for safe driving, requiring all employees to drive attentively and put down their phones. The energy company encourages everyone to do the same and offers these reminders:

  • Make it a habit to shift your attention to the task at hand — engaged driving — as soon as you get in the car.
  • Limit distractions, including from phones. Consider putting your phone in a bag or purse in the backseat where it’s not an easy distraction.
  • Look before you lock — check hot cars for kids or pets before exiting.
  • Maintain an emergency car kit; check out for tips on what to include.
  • Help prevent wildfires and power outages by avoiding driving or parking in dry grass where heat or a spark could ignite a fire.
  • Last, spread the word — remind other drivers in your house to drive attentively and buckle up.

Maria Willacy
Communications Specialist