for winter travel on Idaho highways
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on winter highways can make travel safer
and ice from winter weather lead to bad driving conditions
so ITD reminds drivers to use extra caution when traveling
the state’s highways.
for safe winter travel
Idaho motorists take to the roads this winter, ITD reminds
drivers that a few extra precautions can make for safer
tire use varies among states
traveling on Idaho highways this winter can use studded
tires to improve vehicle handling. The use of studded
tires is legal from Oct. 1 through April 30. While it
is legal to use the tires the transportation department
advises against it unless extreme conditions warrant.
Studded tires are snow tires with small metal cleats
embedded in the tread.
winter emergency supplies in your car
can prepare for safer winter travel by keeping a simple
emergency kit on hand, ITD advises. Every driver should
carry some essential items in the car in case of an
Human Resource Services
HRS to hold meetings
for supervisors and managers regarding updated
State of Idaho Policies and Idaho Transportation Department
Resource Services will be meeting with ITD Supervisors
and Managers in December to provide an overview of all
statewide policies that have been implemented and are
now being formalized into the ITD policy manual. The implementation
date for all revised ITD policies is December 16, 2007.
Governor says he wants to
see more efficiencies
Idaho Transportation Board attended the Associated Taxpayers
of Idaho annual conference luncheon in downtown Boise
as part of its Nov. 14 business meeting. Gov. C.L. “Butch”
Otter was the keynote speaker. In his address, Gov. Otter
acknowledged the need for additional revenue for the state’s
inspectors look for violations, sometimes save lives
the three other Ports of Entry inspectors serve as full-time
“rovers,” monitoring truck traffic throughout
District 6. Almost every day, they set up one or more
temporary ports of entry at designated pull-out areas
in the district’s nine counties.
feature art with safety messages
school students from throughout Idaho this fall dedicated
their crayons, colored pencils, markers and talent to
ITD’s campaign for highway safety. The best of their
artwork is included in the transportation department’s
2008 Highway Safety Kids’ Calendar.
They would have known better
in a report summarized by CNN last week, indicated that
36 million drivers, or roughly the population of California,
would have failed their driver’s test if they had
to take it today. Fifty-five percent of the respondents
didn’t know how many feet before making a left or
right turn to activate their turn signals (no mention
was made about how many drivers know what turn signals
are used for);
Do your records need to
be updated for year-end reports?
preparation for year-end and the generation of employee
Wage and Tax Statements, form W-2, by the State Controller’s
Office, employees are requested to submit address changes
to District Administrative Offices or Human Resource Services.
previously – 11-16-07
NCPERS open enrollment ends on November 30th Administration
18-year history of efficiencies presented to board
completed an extensive review of the way it delivers
products and services and will continue to look for
innovative ways to make operations even more efficient
in the future. Idaho Transportation Board members
reviewed a preliminary report on efficiencies that
cover ITD operations from 1994 to 2012.
is once again time for our annual NCPERS open enrollment
where all benefited ITD employees have the opportunity
to purchase optional term life insurance at group rates.
The Voluntary Group Life Plan is underwritten by the Prudential
Insurance Company of America and is administered by American
Administrative Group, Inc.
family meetings for healthy interaction
is so rushed sometimes; it feels like we are passing family
members like ships in the night. However, it is important
to stay connected to those you love even if it takes a
formal family meeting to accomplish family time. Here
are some tips for conducting a family meeting that may
keep you from missing the boat when it comes to finding
time to get together and discuss important issues in everyone’s