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SLC police issue 96 citations, 22 warnings during speed enforcement operation

Jun 21, 2022, 12:55 PM
(Salt Lake City Police Department)...
(Salt Lake City Police Department)
(Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — Police say a speed enforcement operation led to 122 stops where 96 citations and 22 warnings were issued on roads leading in and out of Salt Lake City.

Officers stopped several drivers who were traveling 25 mph above the posted speed limit, and several stops included drivers racing each other.

One driver was stopped for driving 98 mph in a 40 mph zone. Police say the woman told officers she was late for a job interview.

SLC police say there have been 15 fatal crashes in the city this year, and many of the crashes they investigate involve speeding.

“Speeding increases stopping distance and can lead to serious physical injury or death, depending on the crash impact,” officers said.

With 2022 already facing a higher death rate than 2021 — a year that tragically marked a nearly 20-year high in fatalities — KSL TV will investigate trends and report on-air and online to present solutions that can save lives now.

Our Road to Zero Fatalities: You Hold The Key campaign encourages you to join us in pledging to follow the ABCs of safer driving.

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DRIVE ATTENTIVELY: I will eliminate distractions and focus on the road, other vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists while following traffic laws.

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DRIVE CALM: I will remember that lives are at stake, not compromise safety when other drivers are inconsiderate, and never use others’ poor driving to excuse my bad driving.

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SLC police issue 96 citations, 22 warnings during speed enforcement operation