Here in the Treasure Valley, it's all about safety! Whether it is our amazingly low crime rates, our great programs for youth, or the fact that we're home to an amazing place to build a family. We know how to take care of our own and each other here in Boise.

When it comes to children--our local authorities are constantly doing their best to provide resources for parents that promote family and child safety. One of the greatest dangers? Our own roads! That is why the Nampa Police Department is stepping up in a big way for Child Passenger Safety Week.

According to national statistics, upwards of 70% of child safety seats are improperly installed. That is not good for anyone if that vehicle is carrying a child and finds itself in a wreck.

On September 21st from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., the Nampa Police Department will be offering to check your child safety seats if you drive through the front of their police department.

The officers will also have free child safety seats to give out if you need one, while supplies last. A huge gift that can help families focus on other costs and keep their kids safe as well.

The Nampa Police Department is located at: 820 Second Street South.

If there is one thing that it seems Boise area residents have an opinion on--it's the roads and the speed limits around here. Here's a look at some popular roads that many believe new speed limits!

These 13 Treasure Valley Roads Need a Speed Change

Spend any time driving around the Treasure Valley and odds are you will spot a little bit of road rage. While it's nothing wildly aggressive most times, it seems that with the growth of our city has come a lot of conflicting opinions on HOW to drive on our streets. Roads that were never meant to handle the volume of traffic that they now do have different speed limits-- some that are a little fast, some that are a little slow. We took to our means, Facebook, to ask YOU where the worst roads are at and which speed limits need adjusted. Here is what we found.

The Top 12 Most Frustrating Intersections in the Treasure Valley

If we were to compare ourselves to other major cities in the Pacific Northwest, Boise would look silly complaining about these sorts of things slowing down our commute by minutes. But, we're not Seattle. We're not Portland. These intersections are annoying and everyone knows it!

The 6 Most Deadly Intersections in the Boise Area Over From 2010-2020

We examined the Fatality Analysis Reporting System data from the NHTSA for 2010-2020 (the most recent year available) to determine which intersections in the Treasure Valley have had the most fatal crashes and resulted in the most deaths.

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