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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.

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Karah Brackin

Staying safe on Utah’s roads as the weather heats up

With triple digits creeping up, you may be taking a road trip, venturing into the canyons to catch a break from the heat. Heading to the water, many people will be pulling boats and other big items.
4 days ago
Traffic is seen along state Route 73 in Eagle Mountain on July 9, 2024. (KSL TV)...
Andrew Adams

Driver faces enhanced felony charge under new Utah law after Eagle Mountain road rage incident

A driver was charged with a road rage-enhanced felony charge, one of the first under a Utah law that promises tougher road rage penalties.
5 days ago
A flying piece of metal that hit Hope McCurdy's car, causing glass to cut her face....
Kiersten Nunez

Dramatic close call on I-15 highlights the hidden dangers of road debris

A terrifying close call on a popular freeway serves as a stark reminder of the hidden dangers of road debris.
8 days ago
A poster hung along 11400 S. 2400 West of the killed nine-year-old Brayden Long after an alleged di...
Debbie Worthen

Family of teen killed by alleged distracted driver urges people to be cautious

While most families are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and barbeques, this week is filled with sadness for two Utah families.
12 days ago
A new Tiger Tail strip along a Utah highway. (UDOT)...
Josh Ellis

UDOT installing high-visibility lane striping along Wasatch Front highways

UDOT will be installing high-visibility lane striping across Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Box Elder counties as "part of the largest lane striping project in state history."
1 month ago
demolished car carrying two people who were killed...
Lauren Steinbrecher

Utah family shares message on anniversary of deadly road rage crash

The family of a Utah man killed while on a Sunday drive with his girlfriend a year ago in Eagle Mountain, is sharing a message for all drivers —  especially in light of two recent road rage-related deaths.
1 month ago
demolished car carrying two people who were killed...
Lindsay Aerts

Utah drivers to see enhanced penalties in July 1 road rage law, will it help?

Utah’s recently passed road rage law takes effect July 1, but one of the lawmakers who crafted it says the law alone can only go so far in curbing Utah’s road rage problem.
1 month ago
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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
4 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 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.
8 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.
8 months ago

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