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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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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Matt Rascon

Utah mom shares her son’s story, hoping to curb teen driver crashes

Teenage deaths on Utah's roads have jumped the last couple of years. KSL's Matt Rascon has the lessons from one devastated family on a mission to protect parents and their teen drivers.
2 months ago
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Josh Ellis

SLC police issue 96 citations, 22 warnings during speed enforcement operation

Police say a speed enforcement operation led to 122 stops where 96 citations and 22 warnings were issued on roads leading in and out of Salt Lake City.
2 months ago
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Shara Park, KSL TV

How one Utah city is trying to curb trend of fatal crashes

Crash data from January 2018 until now reveals Ogden has had more fatal crashes than any other city in the state. On the Road to Zero Fatalities, here is what the city is doing to save lives.
2 months ago
Trooper Vargas issuing a citation. (KSL TV)...
Annie Knox and Tanner Siegworth, KSL TV

Speeding over 100 mph? Be ready to pay up, troopers say

After a pandemic spike in fatal crashes, Utahns with a lead foot now face heftier fees and a possible criminal charge under a new state law that took effect in May. Troopers cited 70 motorists for reckless driving, a misdemeanor, in the first month.
2 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utah man urges people to secure their loads after metal post hits his windshield

A Utah County man said the frame of his car kept a piece of flying metal from breaking through his windshield while he was driving on Interstate 215 on Tuesday.
2 months ago
Chopper 5 shows a portion of North Ogden Divide. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Crews start safety improvements on the North Ogden Divide    

The five miles of the steep and winding North Ogden Divide shut down Monday so crews could get to work on safety improvements.
2 months ago
A UHP trooper successfully stopped this wrong way driver on I-15 in Layton. (Utah Highway Patrol)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

UHP troopers stop two wrong-way drunk drivers this weekend

The Utah Highway Patrol said it stopped drunk drivers going the wrong way on Utah roads this weekend.
2 months ago
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Ladd Egan

Carbon County increases patrols, education after seat belt use drops dramatically in latest survey

The most recent Utah Seat Belt Use Survey reveals a drop in people buckling up statewide along with a significant decrease in seat belt usage in Carbon County.
3 months ago
Dashcam video shows how close trooper Rickey Jensen came to colliding with the wrong-way driver. (U...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Dashcam video shows how UHP trooper stopped another wrong-way driver

Dramatic dashcam video showed the moment a state trooper stopped yet another wrong-way driver.
3 months ago
Two people were killed in a crash on state Route 68 in Utah County over Memorial Day weekend. (Utah...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Memorial Day weekend: Six killed, over 2,500 stopped for speeding on Utah’s roads

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the 100 deadliest days on Utah's roads, and state troopers said the Beehive State is off to a rough start.
3 months ago
Non-hazardous fluid from a tipped semi-truck. (Credit: Utah Highway Patrol)...
Michael Houck, KSL TV

Semi tipped over spilling a ‘non-hazardous’ red liquid

A semi-truck tipped over spilling an odd red liquid across 3300 South under I-15 Tuesday afternoon. 
3 months ago
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Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Two injured in motorcycle-bicyclist crash

Two people were injured Monday evening when a bicyclist and motorcyclist crashed at 4928 W. 5400 South.
3 months ago
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Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Two helicopters respond to major collision on Midvalley Highway

According to Sgt. Roden with Utah Highway Patrol, two people are in critical condition following a crash on southbound State Route 179. 
3 months ago
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Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Motorcyclist killed, passenger in critical condition after hitting antelope

A man was killed Monday morning after hitting an antelope and losing control of the motorcycle he was driving.
3 months ago
(Sgt. Spencer Cannon/Utah County Sheriff's Office)...
Josh Ellis

Two seriously injured after suspected DUI crash in Eagle Mountain

A 21-year-old Tooele man has been cited after a crash that seriously injured himself and a passenger on Sunday.
3 months ago
A fiery crash caused police to close a portion of southbound I-15 in Brigham City Friday night. (Br...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Fiery crash causes overnight closure of I-15 in Brigham City

Police reopened southbound lanes of I-15 in Brigham City Saturday morning hours after a moving truck crashed and ignited a large fire.
3 months ago
Leslee Henson Rasmussen and her husband, David Henson, had recently moved to St. George and were ou...
Ladd Egan, KSL TV

‘We were high school sweethearts:’ Survivor of auto-pedestrian crash that killed husband fights for safer roads

SANDY, Utah – In the nine years after her husband was hit a killed by a suspected distracted driver, a Utah woman has been on a mission to educate drivers and strengthen the state’s distracted driving laws. “I don’t want anybody to go through that tragedy again of walking down the sidewalk with their loved […]
3 months ago
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Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Utah sees highest deadly crashes in more than two decades entering 100 Deadliest Days

Utah road fatalities are the highest they have been in more than two decades at this time of year. Local organizations are spreading a message of urgency to stop the trend and make safe driving a priority as we prepare to enter Utah's 100 Deadliest Days.
3 months ago
KSL has kicked off the Road to Zero Fatalities: You Hold the Key safety campaign to raise awareness...
KSL TV

KSL kicks off campaign to raise awareness about 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

KSL has kicked off the Road to Zero Fatalities: You Hold the Key safety campaign to raise awareness about the deadliest days of summer.
3 months ago
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Karah Brackin & Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Three adults, one child have stabilized after Monday night’s South Salt Lake crash

On Monday night, a South Salt Lake car crash sent three adults and one child to the hospital are now upgraded to 'minor injuries.'
3 months ago
Traffic backed up to one line in the Farmington fatal crash. (Credit: UDOT)...
Karah Brackin, KSL TV

After another deadly crash, UDOT says we’re ‘a long way from the road to zero fatalities’

UDOT says as of last Monday, 28 people were killed as pedestrians on Utah roads in addition to six bicyclists.
3 months ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

UHP urges cautious driving as deadly trend continues

2022 is well on track to beat out 2021, which was already the deadliest year that Utah’s had on its roads in over two decades.
3 months ago
A grassroots safety advocacy organization called Sweet Streets started the "20 is Plenty" movement ...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Advocates say SL streets need redesign, not just lower speeds

SALT LAKE CITY — In response to an unprecedented surge in auto-pedestrian fatalities, Salt Lake City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to lower the speed limit from 25 to 20 mph in residential neighborhoods. Safety advocates who pushed for that change called it is a good first step. A grassroots safety advocacy organization called Sweet Streets […]
3 months ago
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