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Remembering and following the basics of safe driving can prevent crashes and fatalities on the road. Some of the basics include: always wearing a seat belt, obeying road signs and traffic signals, keeping a safe distance from vehicles, maintaining a reasonable speed and avoiding texting or eating while driving so you can be aware of your surroundings. Click to read more.

Road to Zero

Traffic moves on I-15 in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 18, 2023. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)...
Karah Brackin

UDOT warns of busy roads ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend is seeing traffic pick up as Utahns get out of school, clock out of work, and fill up the gas tank.
6 days ago
For many, Memorial Day weekend means free time and kicking off the unofficial start of summer. H...
Karah Brackin

With arrival of Memorial Day weekend, 100 Deadliest Days on Utah’s roads about to start

Memorial Day may be the unofficial start to summer, but it is also the start of the 100 Deadliest Days on Utah roads.
8 days ago
(Spanish Fork Police Department)...
Josh Ellis and Garna Mejia, KSL TV

Police: Spanish Fork road rage suspect dies after fleeing from officer, crashing into tree

A 27-year-old Springville man died early Friday morning after police say he crashed into a large tree in a Spanish Fork yard.
1 month ago
Extra officers are on patrol looking for distracted drivers in April....
Karah Brackin

Extra officers to patrol Utah roads in April looking for distracted drivers

Law enforcement agencies across Salt Lake and Utah Counties announced Thursday that officers and Utah Department of Safety troopers are working extra shifts on Utah roads with unmarked vehicles to patrol for distracted drivers.
2 months ago
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Josh Ellis and Cary Schwanitz, KSL TV

Four people injured in wrong-way crash in St. George

State troopers temporarily closed northbound I-15 near the Utah-Arizona state border Thursday morning due to a wrong-way crash.
2 months ago
A man driving while speaking on a cell phone....
Brianna Chavez

UHP to increase enforcement during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Monday marks the start of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and UHP is increasing enforcement on the roads.
2 months ago
A truck hauling construction materials fishtails out of control on I-15 Wednesday. (Kyllie Smith-Fr...
Lauren Steinbrecher

Dash cam shows close call with unsecured trailer on I-15; UHP says driver left behind mess

An extremely close call with an unsecured trailer was captured on a driver's dash camera that made for some heart-stopping moments on I-15 this week.
2 months ago
A Weber County family is mourning the loss of a 28-year-old man killed in a wrong way crash early S...
Garna Mejia

Family grieves the loss of a man killed in Sunday’s wrong-way crash

A Weber County family is mourning the loss of a 28-year-old man killed in a wrong-way crash early Sunday morning.
2 months ago
A Kaysville police officer stopped a wrong-way driver on I-15. (Tanner Siegworth, KSL TV)...
Josh Ellis and Emma Benson, KSL TV

Kaysville police officer stops wrong-way driver on I-15

A Kaysville police officer crashed head-on into a car to stop a wrong-way driver on Interstate 15 early Friday morning.
4 months ago
Interstate traffic...
Katija Stjepovic

New campaign underway to prevent road rage in Utah

The Utah Department of Transportation and Department of  Public Safety launched a new campaign Tuesday addressing Utah's road rage problem.
5 months ago
(FILE) A Lyft driver waiting for their passenger. (KSL TV)...
Emma Benson

Officials remind you to celebrate responsibly this New Year’s Eve

The countdown to 2024 is on, and law enforcement is reminding Utahns to celebrate responsibly this weekend.
5 months ago
Graeson Coughenour, a University of Utah student who survived the wrong-way crash in Parleys Canyon...
Andrew Adams

‘Everything happened so fast:’ Survivor of Parleys Canyon wrong-way crash urges caution

One of the drivers injured in a deadly Wednesday night wrong-way crash in Parleys Canyon urged others to be ready for whatever is just down the road.
6 months ago
The 'Plan a Sober Ride' campaign sign at a Salt Lake bar....
Katija Stjepovic

UHP stresses the importance of sober driving during holiday season

Several Utah agencies are urging holiday drivers to drive safely by giving bargoers a discount for a ride back home.
6 months ago
(Aubrey Shafer, KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin

Third wrong-way crash in four days part of troubling trend on Utah roads, UHP says

A wrong-way crash that left one person dead and two injured in Parleys Canyon is part of a troubling trend on Utah's roads, state troopers said Thursday.
6 months ago
(Aubrey Shafer, KSL TV)...
Josh Ellis

1 killed, 2 injured in wrong-way crash on I-80 in Parleys Canyon

One person is dead and two were hospitalized after a wrong-way crash that temporarily closed part of Interstate 80 late Wednesday night.
6 months ago
Eli Mitchell sign...
Andrew Adams

West Jordan street renamed for 13-year-old killed by drunk driver

Family members converged on a street corner Friday as city workers installed new signs marking the renaming of a street in memory of a 13-year-old boy killed in a crosswalk by a drunk driver.
6 months ago
A damaged UHP patrol car for rescue practice. (KSL TV)...
Katija Stjepovic

Utah DPS urges drivers to use extra caution when first responders are working

Utah's DPS is reminding drivers to be cautious when approaching a crash or a scene where first responders are working.
7 months ago
Canyons sticker...
Katija Stjepovic

Cottonwood Canyons sticker program is underway

Dozens of people lined up Wednesday to get their cars inspected, stickered, and cleared for the canyons ahead of winter and ski season.
7 months ago
(FILE) An UHP trooper pulling over a driver....
Katija Stjepovic

Study: Utah ranks first in increased DUI drivers

A new study ranks Utah as the number one state seeing a rise in impaired driving in the last few years. 
7 months ago
Police investigate pedestrian fatal...
Lindsay Aerts and Shara Park, KSL TV

Eight Utah pedestrians hit and killed on Utah roads in October

As Utahns head into the weekend before Halloween, state safety officials are pleading with drivers and pedestrians to use caution.
7 months ago
The city recently installed a concrete bulb-out and a pedestrian refuge island on Fourth West to ma...
Katija Stjepovic

SLC makes safety improvements at West High School crosswalk

Sharing the roads as a pedestrian can be scary, this year 26 pedestrians have been hit and killed on Utah roads.
7 months ago
(Photo courtesy: Travis Daddow)...
Ashley Moser

Brother of pedestrian hit and killed in South Salt Lake pleads with drivers to slow down

The family of a woman hit and killed by a car in South Salt Lake is pleading with drivers to slow down.
9 months ago
Pedestrian waits to cross a street...
Katija Stjepovic

UHP: increasing rate of autoped crashes is unacceptable and preventable

We all learned the basic driving behaviors in driver's ed; avoid distractions, never drive impaired, come to a complete stop, wait until a pedestrian has fully crossed the road, and don’t excede posted speed limits. Lately, drivers are taking those laws as suggestions. 
9 months ago
Car making an illegal pass on U.S. Highway 6...
Lauren Steinbrecher

Woman records reckless drivers passing illegally on US Highway 6

An Emery County woman is sharing her troubling drive on U.S. Highway 6 through Spanish Fork Canyon recently, saying she recorded several cars taking a dangerous risk.
9 months ago

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