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
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