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VANDATU: Idaho lawmakers approved a $2 million grant Thursday to help speed up the state’s effort to track and capture drivers who hit vehicles with its cameras.

The bill also directs Idaho’s Department of Transportation to begin using traffic cameras in Idaho to prevent collisions between cars and pedestrians.

The state Department of Public Safety will receive $2,500 to pay for equipment and training.

Idaho’s law requires drivers to wear reflective helmets and wear face shields when they cross a crosswalk, but a study by the Idaho State Patrol found drivers were wearing face shields in nearly 90 percent of collisions.

The state’s law has not been enforced.

Idaho is among 13 states that have some type of automated cameras.

The law has been in place since 2009.