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

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.
3 days 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.
5 days 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.
10 days 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.
18 days 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.
18 days 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.
20 days 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.
25 days 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
2 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.
2 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.
3 months ago
(Clayre Scott)...
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.
3 months ago
A 17-year-old girl, who later died from her injuries, was hit by a pickup truck on Oct. 25 while wa...
Jed Boal

UHP and ER doctor: Motorists, pedestrians need to work together to reduce fatalities

Utah is on pace to set the annual record for the greatest number of fatal auto-pedestrian crashes.
3 months ago
Tomas Fernandez was riding his scooter Tuesday to class at Ensign College when the car hit him whil...
Karah Brackin

Salt Lake man on scooter says driver hit him at a crosswalk and took off

A Salt Lake City man who was injured when a vehicle hit him while riding his scooter is on the road to recovery.
4 months ago
National Teen Driver Safety week is underway. (KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin and Cary Schwanitz, KSL TV

Teen Driver Safety Week focuses on safe driving conversations

A nationwide campaign designed to encourage parents to talk to their teens about the rules of the road is underway.
4 months ago
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Ayanna Likens

Utah sees rise in auto-pedestrian crashes

An alarming concern on Utah roads — a rise in auto-pedestrian crashes, including three that happened within the last 24 hours.
4 months ago
Utah Highway Patrol troopers were citing unsafe drivers on I-15 near the Point of the Mountain. (KS...
Matt Rascon

UHP cracks down on unsafe drivers along I-15

Utah Highway Patrol troopers were out in force Wednesday, to remind drivers to slow down along a stretch of I-15 known for its speeding.
4 months ago
(Spanish Fork Fire Department)...
Josh Ellis, Karah Brackin, & Ladd Egan

2 killed in separate Utah Co. crashes; 1 injured after hitting school bus in Clearfield

Emergency crews responded to fatal crashes in Saratoga Springs and Spanish Fork Canyon while two crashes caused heavy delays in Davis County Monday morning.
4 months ago
FILE PHOTO (Maryland State Police)...
Ayanna Likens

How to make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed

It's Child Passenger Safety week, and it's crucial that your kids are properly buckled in before you hit the road.
5 months ago
A collection of 45 pairs of shoes honors the 45 individuals killed in auto-pedestrian crashes in Ut...
Jed Boal

45 killed in auto-pedestrian crashes honored with 45 shoes

A collection of 45 pairs of shoes honors the 45 individuals killed in auto-pedestrian crashes in Utah last year.
5 months ago
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Shara Park

Trauma surgeon gives sobering perspective as Utah wraps up its 100 Deadliest Days

While the number of Utahns killed during the summer months is slightly down compared to last year, we're still seeing a record number of people killed on our roadways. KSL's Shara Park looks at the concerning trends and shares a perspective from someone who has dedicated his life to saving yours.
5 months ago
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Mike Anderson

Utah community raises funds to protect school crossing guards

People in one Cache Valley community are working together to protect their crossing guards. This comes after one was struck in a hit and run.
5 months ago
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