Child Safety On The Information Highway
The OHS archives hard copy (paper) VCRs using microfilm. The OHS has microfilmed VCRs dating back to 1971. The film is stored in both the OHS and the General Service’s microfilm vault for protection. Crash reports sent electronically are archived in the crash data base.
Each year, the OHS publishes the Traffic Crash Report for Idaho. This report tabulates, analyzes and summarizes the various aspects of traffic collisions. The report is divided into sections to better facilitate searches for specific information.
The Office of Highway Safety administers the Federal Highway Safety Programs, which currently are funded by formula through the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-ACT) and the Highway Safety Act of 1966. The goal of the program is to eliminate deaths and serious injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes by implementing programs designed to address driver behaviors. The purpose of the program is to provide funding at the state and community level for a highway safety program that addresses Idaho’s own unique circumstances and particular highway safety needs.
Child Passenger Safety Laws in Other States If you happen to be travelling in other states, please be aware that other state laws differ from Idaho’s. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands require child safety seats for infants and children fitting specific criteria. Click here for other states’ laws pertaining to child passenger safety.
It’s no exaggeration to say that just about everyone is online today. Even people who don’t have access to computers, such as most in developing nations, are accessing the Net via cell phones. Whether it’s exchanging text messages or email, accessing websites, using apps or participating in social media, the Net is now part of most people’s everyday lives.
As highway safety professionals, we are committed to teamwork, integrity and maintaining a positive working environment. In our highway safety partnerships, we respond, cooperate, and provide accurate and timely service. We are a leader in a coordinated statewide effort to eliminate death and serious injury on all of Idaho’s roadways.
The majority of seat belts have a locking mechanism that is activated when the seat belt is pulled all the way out from the retractor. This feature is designed for car seat installation. In instances when the locking feature activates, the child may not be able to free him or herself.
Mission Statement: We support the Department’s mission of ”Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity” by conducting programs to eliminate traffic deaths, serious injuries, and economic losses through funding programs and activities that promote safe travel on Idaho’s transportation systems, and collecting and maintaining crash data and utilizing reliable crash statistics.
Mobile apps: Pay close attention to the mobile apps your kids are using. What information do they collect? Some apps track your child’s location, others seek permission to post publicly on their user’s behalf. Many routinely ask “permission” for all sorts of information when you install them so it’s a good idea to review the apps and what information they are collecting or passing on.