KSL TV is committed to be part of the solution to making Utah’s roads safer.

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.

Road to Zero Pledge: Protect lives by following the ABCs of safety.

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

DRIVE BUCKLED: I will wear a seat belt and ensure that all those in my vehicle use properly fastened, life-saving seat belts.

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.

We also invite families to submit photos of loved ones who lost their lives on Utah roads. Let’s all remember the lives represented in the startling statistics.

Spencer Rawles
Fatality # 159. Four seconds would have made a difference. Four seconds and Looking Twice would’ve saved his life.
Veronica Pedersen
Veronica was killed while walking to work in Tooele. She was 3 months pregnant.
Nathan Lance
Save a life! Look twice before turning, put your phone down. It can wait. Those who are left behind will miss you!
Micheal Green
My brother was killed in a crash with a person driving under the influence, in a stolen vehicle. It's time for change!
Tyler Blais and Darrin Elwood
My nephew Tyler and his best friend Darrin where killed in drowsy driving car accident. Tyler just 17 and Darrin 18.
Kirk Burton
He flipped his car taking his injured dog to the vet.
Gladys Ericson-Vause
My beautiful grandma was killed by an impaired wrong way driver.
Rachel Stay
My youngest child was killed in a head on collision with a semi on 12/16/2020.It broke just about every bone in her body
Norma Olson
My mother was killed in an automobile accident she was T-boned and ejected out the window. Died instantly from Injuries

Road to Zero

Water drain...
Katija Stjepovic, Cary J. Schwanitz

UDOT clearing debris to prevent highway flooding

Earlier this year snow was a big danger for drivers but now it’s becoming rain and wet roads.
7 hours ago
Three people died in this Kane County crash...
Andrew Adams

Family remembers two loved ones killed in crash near Kanab

Family members on Thursday remembered loved ones killed in a triple-fatal crash in Kane County.
1 day ago
Traffic on Interstate 80 in Crockett, California, on June 9. The National Transportation Safety Boa...
Katija Stjepovic

Drowsy driving cases on the rise in Utah

A new AAA study shows many of us don't know how sleepy we are behind the wheel.
4 days ago
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Madison Swenson

Tips for driving safely after daylight saving time change

Daylight saving is Sunday, which means it's time to move our clocks forward an hour. The change may impact our traveling abilities, so here are some tips to keep you safe out on the roads, courtesy of Zero Fatalities.
15 days ago
school crossing...
Katija Stjepovic

Utah lawmakers consider return of photo radar

A new bill before the legislature would bring photo radar back to Utah as speeding in construction and school zones becomes a growing safety concern.
28 days ago
One person killed crash...
Pat Reavy, KSL.com 

Driver killed in weather-related crash on I-15

One person was killed in a weather-related crash on I-15 on Wednesday.
29 days ago
emergency lights...
Pat Reavy, KSL.com 

UHP: Alleged drunk driver doing doughnuts on I-80, going wrong way

As if the weather wasn't already creating enough hazardous driving conditions, Utah Highway Patrol troopers say they also had to deal with an impaired driver who was driving the wrong way and doing doughnuts on the freeway Wednesday morning.
1 month ago
This still from a UDOT video shows the new wrong way signs lighting up as a test vehicle drives the...
Josh Ellis

UDOT to install new wrong-way driver detection and alert systems

UDOT is installing a new system to reduce the number of wrong-way drivers on Utah's freeways.
1 month ago
Cars lined up in Cottonwood canyon...
Ladd Egan

Traffic laws in Cottonwood canyons frustrate drivers

It’s been a winter full of snowstorms and powder days, but also a season of traffic headaches for drivers in the Cottonwood canyons.
1 month ago
Railroad crossing safety...
Katija Stjepovic

Bill to make Utah railroad crossings safer advances in House

As the beehive state continues to grow, more people are commuting, whether by car, train, or foot, we have seen more collisions on Utah's railroads.
1 month ago
Elk herd near Parleys Canyon...
Jed Boal

3 elk die after herd wanders onto roads near Parleys Canyon

A large herd of elk continues to keep motorists and state troopers on high alert near the mouth of Parleys Canyon.
2 months ago
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Karah Brackin

Troopers advise caution after rough start to the year on Utah’s roads

UHP says it's seeing an uptick in wrong-way driving after one person was killed in Salt Lake County Wednesday morning. KSL TV is also learning more about the man who died in an auto-pedestrian crash Tuesday.
2 months ago
UDOT Davis Co. detours...
Katija Stjepovic and Cary J. Schwanitz

Northern Utah construction projects could slow weekend plans

The Utah Department of Transportation will close the southbound lanes of Legacy Parkway between Park Lane in Farmington and Parrish Lane in Centerville for the second straight weekend.
2 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua

SLC Police conduct crosswalk safety enforcement after several auto-pedestrian crashes

Salt Lake City police conducted a crosswalk safety enforcement Thursday morning. It comes as at least half a dozen people have been hit by cars — and a 31-year-old man lost his life this past week.
2 months ago
[File] Utah Highway Patrol State Trooper car (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)...
Madison Swenson

Utah troopers stop more than 3,500 vehicles for speeding in first 2 weeks of 2023

UHP said troopers stopped more than 10,000 vehicles in the state during the first two weeks of the new year, with 3,567 of those being for speeding violations.
2 months ago
A pedestrian crosses the street...
Katija Stjepovic

Salt Lake City community group demands measures to protect pedestrians

The community-based group Sweet Streets demanded Utah leaders take action to slow and prevent the number of injured and killed pedestrians.
2 months ago
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
Jed Boal

Number of 100 mph speeders cited in Utah nearly doubles in four years

Utah drivers admit to speeding over 100 mph more than any other drivers, according to a recent national survey — a statistic that is not surprising to UHP.
2 months ago
[File] Utah Highway Patrol State Trooper car (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)...
Karah Brackin

Traffic deaths declined slightly in 2022, most were men

On Thursday, UDOT and the Department of Public Safety released the preliminary 2022 traffic fatality numbers. Preliminary reports showed there were 320 lives lost on Utah roads from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022.
3 months ago
child safety seat...
Katija Stjepovic

Using child safety seats the correct way

As Utahns pick up the normal routine of heading back to work and taking the kids to school, the Utah Department of Public Safety reminded parents how to make sure kids are buckled up safely in cars.
3 months ago
FILE (Utah Highway Patrol)...
Katija Stjepovic

UHP to increase patrols, enforcement during New Year’s weekend

Utah Highway Patrol troopers plan to increase law enforcement during New Year's weekend.
3 months ago
Police out in force to stop DUIs...
Karah Brackin, Cary Schwanitz

Utah officers working overtime through December to stop DUI

Officers from more than 25 law enforcement agencies across the state will work more than 230 extra DUI shifts through the end of the year to protect Utahns from impaired drivers.
3 months ago
Photo of 17-year-old Maddie Anderson...
Ayanna Likens

17-year-old fighting for her life after a suspected drunk driver hits her car

A 17-year-old girl is in an intensive care unit after a suspected impaired driver smashed into her car Sunday night.
4 months ago
I-80 lanes closed after crash...
Cary Schwanitz

Crash closes westbound I-80 near Echo Reservoir

The Utah Department of Transportation said the westbound lanes of I-80 near Echo Reservoir south of I-84.
4 months ago
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Josh Ellis and Shara Park, KSL TV

Woman in wheelchair dead after being hit by cement truck in Logan

A woman died Friday morning after a cement truck hit her as she crossed Logan’s Main Street in a motorized wheelchair, according to police.
5 months ago

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