Thursday marked a difficult day for a Utah County family: three years since their husband, father and grandfather was killed in a car crash caused by a driver who had been under the influence of prescription drugs.
Data from Zero Fatalities shows that last year nearly 60 percent of teens killed in crashes were not buckled or wearing their seat belts properly — the lowest usage rate of any age group. In 2015, a total of 26 teens died in vehicle crashes in Utah.
With the Point project from Lehi to Draper now complete, UDOT and the Utah Highway Patrol on Thursday announced the launch of an enforcement blitz aimed at educating drivers on correct use of the express lanes that now span 72 miles.
The Utah Department of Transportation Wednesday unveiled a new technology that lets school crossing guards add extra “walk” time to a crosswalk signal during peak commuting periods, increasing safety for students getting across busy streets.
Historically, the majority of pedestrian fatalities happen during the fall months. As we are winding down summer and heading into fall, make zero pedestrian fatalities a priority for you and your family.