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

Salt Lake City seen from Chopper 5, KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Salt Lake City Council lowers speed limit on most streets to 20 mph

The Salt Lake City Council voted Tuesday to lower the speed limit on most streets to 20 mph. The vote followed a recent spike in auto-pedestrian crashes.
3 months ago
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Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Father helps bring changes to Timpview Drive to protect kids

A father’s yearslong effort to change Timpview Drive and improve his kids route to school could finally be paying off after Provo City agreed to collect feedback on temporary changes.
3 months ago
Erin Mendenhall, mayor of Salt Lake City, announces to new measures to help reduce the number of fa...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

After several fatal crashes, SLC mayor sets plan for safer streets

After multiple fatal crashes this week, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall set out a plan to make streets safer for people on foot and bikes.
4 months ago
The Buck family holds up a picture of their son, Greysen Buck, who was hit and killed by a car in 2...
Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

Parents of teen hit, killed by car plead with drivers to be more aware

Deadly crashes have lasting impacts on everyone involved. Many families struggle for years after losing a loved one. KSL's Morgan Wolfe talked to some parents that are using their tragedy to be the voices for change.
4 months ago
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Dan Rascon, KSL TV

UHP troopers call for change after vehicle hits construction worker

A major spike in dangerous driving habits and deaths on roads has Utah Highway Patrol troopers and the Utah Department of Transportation calling for changes.
4 months ago
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
Madison Swenson

UHP troopers stop 30 vehicles in 30 hours for speeding in Juab County

Officials with the Utah Highway Patrol say troopers stopped 30 vehicles for speeding over 100 miles per hour within a 30-hour time period near Little Sahara in Juab County.
4 months ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah on record pace for most auto-pedestrian deaths ever

This year, Utah is on pace for a record number of fatal auto-pedestrian crashes. In Salt Lake City, a citizens’ group is pushing for improvements to save lives.
4 months ago
A woman is on her cell phone while driving. (File photo)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Pay attention, police launch distracted driver blitz this weekend

Nearly 20 law enforcement agencies will be on the prowl for distracted drivers this weekend in Salt Lake and Utah Counties.
4 months ago
This 1997 Toyota 4Runner rolled at least twice killed two of the five occupants in Box Elder County...
Larry D. Curtis

Rollover crash kills 2 Utah teens, seriously injures 3 others

Two of the five teens inside a single-vehicle rollover in Utah's Box Elder County Saturday are dead.
5 months ago
(KSL TV)...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Why are so many Utah drivers speeding down highways at more than 100 mph?

It’s a problem we've heard about all too often lately. Utah drivers are going way too fast and oftentimes the wrong way.
5 months ago
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Utah Highway Patrol troopers stop impaired, wrong-way driver in Salt Lake City

Troopers had to stop yet another wrong-way driver on Utah roadways early Saturday morning. 
5 months ago
(Salt Lake City Police Department)...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Police: Officers stop wrong-way, 14-year-old driver in downtown SLC

Police are investigating after officers stopped a wrong-way driver who is 14 years old in downtown Salt Lake City.
5 months ago
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Troopers stop wrong-way driver in Parleys Canyon

State troopers say a wrong-way driver was stopped on Interstate 80 Wednesday night.
5 months ago
One person was killed in a wrong-way crash near near the intersection of 6800 South and Mountain Vi...
Tamara Vaifanua & Ladd Egan, KSL TV

UHP: 7 dead in 43 wrong-way crashes since start of 2022

There’s been a 49% increase from last year to this year in the number of calls where troopers are sent out to investigate wrong way drivers.
5 months ago
(UDOT)...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Police investigating after three killed in four wrong-way crash over weekend

Police are investigating another wrong-way crash, this time in South Salt Lake.
5 months ago
(Jeff Dahdah/KSL TV)...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Utah law enforcement puzzled over recent ‘epidemic’ of wrong-way drivers

Another crash involving a wrong-way driver occurred Saturday night in Salt Lake City. It's just one of several wrong-way crashes that have already occurred in 2022. Right now, no one seems to know why there has been an increase.
5 months ago
One person was killed in a wrong-way crash near near the intersection of 6800 South and Mountain Vi...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

One person killed in second wrong-way fatal crash this weekend 

One person died in a wrong-way crash Saturday night near 6800 South Mountain View Corridor. 
5 months ago
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Troopers investigating ‘serious injury’ crash in Spanish Fork

Two people were seriously injured Saturday following a two-vehicle crash in Spanish Fork.
5 months ago
Double Fatal Crash at 900 South I-15 Northbound (UHP)...
Merri Moeller, KSL TV

Two dead in wrong-way crash on I-15

Authorities responded to a fatal two car crash after one car was reportedly driving southbound on northbound I-15 lanes.
5 months ago
(KSL TV)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Sunday’s daylight saving time change can bring danger to Utah roads 

With daylight saving starting early Sunday, the Utah Department of Transportation warned Utah drivers to be aware of the risks associated with the time change. 
5 months ago
(KSL TV)...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Memorial held to honor victim of wrong-way crash

Family and friends gathered at Hatch Park Saturday for a memorial to honor their loved one who was killed last week by a wrong-way driver.
6 months ago
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Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL TV

Motorcyclist recounts deadly wrong-way I-15 crash, mourns friend who died

A close friend of the man killed in a wrong-way crash on I-15, who also witnessed that crash, is sharing an important message while remembering his friend's life.
6 months ago
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

UHP trooper intercepts wrong-way driver to get him off the road

A State Trooper is recovering from some minor injuries after he made the split-second decision to force a wrong-way driver off the road.
6 months ago
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

One killed in wrong-way crash that closed I-15 in Davis County

A fatal, wrong-way crash on Interstate 15 is causing major delays in Davis County Sunday night.
6 months ago
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