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

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Dan Rascon

Utah sees spike in bicycle fatalities

According to the latest numbers from the Utah Department of Transportation, Utah has seen 11 fatalities, more than any previous year in the past decade, and there are still five months left in the year.
7 days ago
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Lauren Steinbrecher

Speeding, distracted driving leading to increase in crashes on Utah city streets

Utah is seeing a concerning increase in crashes on city streets. On Wednesday, KSL's Lauren Steinbrecher was in Sandy as police explained which issues on the road are the worst they've seen in years and what they're doing about it.
13 days ago
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Cary Schwanitz

Bountiful man killed, three juveniles injured in I-70 crash

A Bountiful man died in a single-car crash on I-70 near Green River last week.
14 days ago
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Josh Ellis and Karah Brackin, KSL TV

One dead after SLC motorcycle crash; third serious crash in 12 hours

Police are investigating after a person was killed in a motorcycle crash on 1300 East near 2300 South.
14 days ago
The Utah Highway Patrol has responded to 99 calls of wrong-way drivers on freeways this year....
Shara Park and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

Putting the brakes on wrong-way drivers: Finding solutions to deadly crashes

Utah is close to breaking records of deadly wrong-way crashes. Why is this happening? KSL News Specialist Shara Park digs into solutions.
20 days ago
FILE: A Utah Highway Patrol vehicle in Salt Lake City is pictured on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (Dese...
Michael Houck

UHP reports four fatal crashes over Pioneer Day weekend

Utah Highway Patrol released their enforcement stats for Pioneer Day weekend, including four fatalities and three wrong-way drivers. 
22 days ago
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Cary Schwanitz

Motorcyclist killed in Salt Lake after getting rear-ended by driver using Tesla autopilot

A motorcyclist died after getting hit from behind on I-15.
24 days ago
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Cary Schwanitz

I-80 is open again after fiery crash near Great Saltair

All lanes of Interstate 80 have reopened after one person died in a violent crash Saturday night.
24 days ago
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Karah Brackin

UHP launches ‘Speeding Wrecks Lives’ campaign as deadly crashes rise

The Utah Highway Safety Office and Utah Highway Patrol are pushing the message for drivers to slow down.
28 days ago
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Lauren Steinbrecher

‘It’s very troubling’: Motorcycle fatalities up 40% in Utah; UDOT trying to find out why

Alarming numbers from the Utah Department of Transportation show a huge increase in motorcycle fatalities in Utah this year, compared to the average of the last five years. 
29 days ago
Law enforcement responded to a wrong-way driver on I-15 near Roy. (Jeffrey Moore)...
Cary Schwanitz

UHP stops wrong-way driver on I-15 near Roy

Troopers from the Utah Highway Patrol stopped a wrong-way driver on I-15 early Sunday morning.
1 month ago
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Madison Swenson

Two dead, one extremely critical following three-car crash on US-6

Two people are dead and another is in extremely critical condition following a three-car crash at Soldier Summit.
1 month ago
A multiage agency motor squad getting ready for traffic enforcement before July 4 weekend....
Jed Boal

Psychologist: stress is major factor of speeding and aggressive driving

Aggressive driving and speeding has been rising in Utah for the past two years, and some psychologists believe your mental state is the leading cause.
1 month ago
Rep. Carol Moss drives in her Holladay neighborhood. (Tanner Siegworth/KSL TV)...
Annie Knox

Is it time for Utah to toughen its distracted driving law?

Distracted driving played a role in more than 2,300 crashes in Utah this year, killing a total of seven people. Both a longtime Utah lawmaker and a first-time candidate for state Senate say tougher enforcement is overdue.
1 month ago
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Karah Brackin

154 people killed on Utah’s roads this year, and it’s only July

Utah Highway Patrol said last year, they had a record-breaking year of fatalities on the roads, this year, we're on track for more.
1 month ago
Utah Highway Patrol cars watching the fireworks. (Utah Highway Patrol)...
Michael Houck

UHP: 5 fatal crashes, 2,500 drivers stopped for speeding during July 4 weekend

Utah Highway Patrol reports a 26% increase of cited drivers over the Fourth of July weekend compared to 2021. 
1 month ago
FILE: A Utah Highway Patrol vehicle in Salt Lake City is pictured on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (Dese...
Michael Houck

Motorcyclist dies after driving off the road in central Utah

A motorcyclist dies after driving off Interstate-70 and rolling into a median Saturday morning.
1 month ago
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
Eliza Pace

Man killed after ejected from his vehicle Saturday

A man was killed after the car he was driving left the road and he was ejected Saturday.
1 month ago
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Karah Brackin

Tuesday begins with two fatal wrecks on Utah roads

Tuesday was a hard day on Utah roads with two fatal wrecks happening within hours of each other.
1 month ago
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Dan Spindle, KSL TV

AAA Gas calculator shows cost for your holiday road trip

Millions of Americans are planning to travel this Independence Day weekend despite record-high gas prices.
2 months ago
FILE: UHP trooper stops wrong-way driver (Utah Department of Public Safety)...
Shara Park

A look at impaired driving in Utah: fatalities skyrocketing since 2019

2022 is on pace to be the deadliest year on record for impaired driving in Utah. Already this year there have been 53 deaths because of impaired driving, coming off a record year in 2021 of 158 people killed.
2 months ago
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Jed Boal

‘Resist Death’: UHP campaign urges Utahns to curb DUI deaths

Troopers are urging all Utahns to “resist death” and make good choices before they get behind the wheel as the state sees another annual increase in DUI-related deaths ahead of Independence Day.
2 months ago
Fourteen Utah law enforcement agencies are working dozens of extra shifts to catch speeders, drunk ...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Hundreds of extra patrols swarm Utah highways to make holiday weekend travel safer

Thursday kicked off the 4th of July holiday weekend and 90% of Americans traveling this weekend are doing so on the roads.
2 months ago
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Matt Rascon

KSL+: The impact and lessons of teen driver crashes

Teen drivers make up 9% of licensed drivers in Utah but 21% of crashes, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.
2 months ago
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