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Gowen Field Airmen must be aware of the increased dangers of driving Interstate 84 during the winter months especially between mile markers 60-80.

Gowen Field Airmen must be aware of the increased dangers of driving Interstate 84 during the winter months especially between mile markers 60-80.

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  • ManyGowen Field personnel commute between Mountain Home and Boise.This briefing is designed to address the dangers of driving I-84 between mile marker 60 and mile marker 80
  • All personnel should know that between MM 60 & 80, they need to slow down and exercise extreme caution when driving in inclement winter weather conditions.
  • All personnel should know that during winter precipitation, road conditions in Boise and Mountain Home ARE significantly better than the conditions on I-84 between MM 60 & 80.
  • In last 10 years, 366 FW Airmen suffered 88 serious POV accidents (8 fatal, 1 permanent disability). 25 of 88 (28%) were on I-84 between Mountain Home and Boise. 3 of those 25 were fatal.
  • Here is a sobering breakdown of the reported accidents on interstate 84 between mile markers 60 and 80 during the past decade.
  • From 2005-2009, Idaho DoT reports 72 rollovers due to ice/snow/slush on the same stretch of road. Notice the reduced numbers on I-84 just SE of Boise and just NW of Mountain Home. Road surface type & elevation are major factors Yellow triangles are all accidents w/injuries 2005-2009 Red plus is a fatality 2005-2009 Idaho DoT only has data through 2009 right now
  • CCs be aware of conditions your Airmen are driving in Educate your Airmen on inclement weather driving risks Check http://511.idaho.gov and wx before departure Realize surface type (concrete) & elevation affect I-84 road conditions Realize road conditions in Boise and Mountain Home will probably be significantly better than between MM 60 & 80 Airman May have to drive significantly slower than posted speed limit Ensure Airmen know what to do if they encounter ice
  • Use extra caution between approx MM 60 & 80Personnel should check road conditions prior to travel on I-84 during inclement winter weather conditions. http://511.idaho.gov is a great, timely and updated resource for near-realtime road conditions throughout the state. Road conditions are reported to website by snowplows and law enforcement.

Winter driving Interstate 84 Winter driving Interstate 84 Presentation Transcript

  • I-84 Winter Rollover SafetyGoal: -Educate all FW Airmen -Many 124FW personnel commute between Mountain Home and Boise. - Danger area on I-84 between mile marker (MM) 60 & 80 MISSION FIRST – SAFETY ALWAYS
  • I-84 Winter Rollover SafetyBetween MM 60 & 80:• slow down• exercise extreme cautionwhen driving in inclement winterweather conditions. MISSION FIRST – SAFETY ALWAYS
  • I-84 Winter Rollover SafetyDuring winter precipitation, roadconditions in• Boise and• Mountain Homewill be significantly better than on I-84 between MM 60 & 80. MISSION FIRST – SAFETY ALWAYS
  • 366 FW POV Mishaps, 2000-Present366 FW Airmen suffered88 serious POV accidents (8 fatal, 1permanent disability).25 of 88 (28%) were on I-84 between MountainHome and Boise.3 of those 25 were fatal. MISSION FIRST – SAFETY ALWAYS
  • 366 FW POV Mishaps, 2000-PresentOf those 25 serious FW POV mishaps on I-84:- 8 due to ice/snow road conditions (2 fatal)- 8 due to driver error (speed, rear end, failure to merge)- 3 due to texting/cellphone/distraction- 2 due to driver falling asleep- 2 due to alcohol (1 fatal)- 2 due to hydroplaning on wet surface MISSION FIRST – SAFETY ALWAYS
  • I-84 Serious Vehicle Accidents 2005-2009 (numbers include military & civilian accidents) Concentration of accidents in this region40 rollovers inice/snow/slush 72 rollovers in ice/snow/slush “micro-climate” 29 rollovers in ice/snow/slush
  • FW Ice/Snow Rollovers on I-84, 2000-Present (366FW personnel) A1C/Broken Ribs/Jan 04 (MM 64) Capt/Injured Shoulder/Nov 06 (MM 65)Only 3 other FW rollovers due to ice/snow from 2000- A1Cs/Broken Neck, Arm/Dec 10 (MM 69) present, all out of state A1C/Head Trauma/Dec 09 (MM 71) SSgt/Fatal/Jan 05 (MM 71) Stage Stop Gas Station (Exit 71) SrA and family/No Injuries/Jan 11 (MM 72) Fat City Fireworks Simco Road (Exit 74) SSgt/Broken Ribs/Dec 09 (MM 74) AB/Fatal/Jan 11 (MM 79) Mountain Home (Exits 90 & 95)
  • Mitigate the Risk to Your Airmen & Families-CCs be aware-Educate your Airmen-Check http://511.idaho.gov-Surface type (concrete) & elevation affect I-84 road conditions-Road conditions in Boise and MH better thanbetween MM 60 & 80-Slower than posted speed limit- Encounter ice MISSION FIRST – SAFETY ALWAYS
  • Mitigate the Risk to Your Airmen & Families -Use extra caution between approx MM 60 & 80-Information contained in this presentation was gathered by a study conducted by the 366FW Safety Office MISSION FIRST – SAFETY ALWAYS