Play it Safe Near Dams and on the Road

As the weather warms up and you plan for time outdoors, Idaho Power encourages you to keep safety top of mind, especially if your plans involve playing on the water or driving.

Beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day are the 100 deadliest days — the most dangerous time of year for drivers, particularly for teen drivers on summer vacation. To help protect you and your family during this time, Idaho Power encourages you to join them in a pledge to put down the phone and just drive.

Other safety advice includes keeping a safe distance from dams when boating, fishing, swimming or rafting. Water levels can change rapidly downstream of hydroelectric dams, so observe posted signs and buoys, stay clear of spillways and listen for alarms.

To encourage recreationists to wear life jackets, Idaho Power has life jackets available to borrow from kiosks near many of their recreational facilities and boat launches.

Learn more by watching Idaho Power’s video on water safety or visiting

Maria Willacy
Communications Specialist