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UHP sees drop in fatal crashes halfway through '100 Deadliest Days of Summer'

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Jul 17th - 6:11pm

After three straight years of rising fatalities on Utah roads, Utah Highway Patrol troopers are encouraged by a drop this year, as the state is halfway through the 100 deadliest days of summer.

Parent-teen presentations teach safe driving habits

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Jul 14th - 7:01pm

It's one of the dreaded roles of parenting: teaching a teenager how to drive.

Spotter van used to help UHP troopers target distracted drivers

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jul 13th - 10:14pm

Utah Highway Patrol troopers had some extra eyes helping them Thursday as they conducted an operation targeting distracted drivers on I-15.

U of U Health Care program designed to help develop safety plan for elderly drivers

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Jun 30th - 7:00pm

Last year, 14 million Americans were in an accident caused by an elderly driver. University of Utah Health Care's Sugar House Rehabilitation Clinic has a program designed to help reduce those numbers.

Are the odds in your favor? Your chance of dying from various causes

Zero Fatalities  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 8:00am

While the odds of being the victim of a shark attack are one in 11.5 million worldwide, we Utahns are lucky to not worry about Great Whites in our backyard. What we do have to worry about, however, is staying safe on the...

Wake up! Drowsy driving fatalities spike during summer months

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 10:22pm

Drowsy driving crashes increase during the summer months, according to Zero Fatalities. More than 1,000 drowsy driving-related crashes happen every year in Utah. In 2016, there were more than 1,200 crashes due to drowsy driving.

A mother's story of heartbeak and a message for drivers

Erin Goff  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:48pm

Mother of teen killed in crosswalk warns drivers to be safe during "100 Deadliest Days."

12 dumb things Utah drivers do every summer

Zero Fatalities  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:00pm

Here’s the list of all-too-common mistakes and what NOT to do while driving this summer.

Click It or Ticket: Crash survivor reminds drivers the risk of not buckling up

Jed Boal  |  Posted   May 18th - 8:02pm

Every eight minutes, there's a car crash in Utah and every 20 minutes someone is injured in a crash, according to state statistics from 2015. With those odds, Utah law enforcement thinks drivers would want to buckle up on every trip.

Students in Spanish Fork see first-hand the consequences of drunk and distracted driving

Keith McCord  |  Posted   May 17th - 6:22pm

Spanish Fork High School’s entire student body gathered Wednesday in a parking lot to watch a mock tragedy unfold.

Spot the Tot: Family promotes safety after losing young daughter

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   May 15th - 8:34pm

After losing their toddler who had wandered behind the family car, Jennifer and Chad Petersen struggled to cope with their loss and eventually became advocates for the Spot the Tot campaign, hoping to raise awareness of simple safety tips.

Driver killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-80 near Wendover

Shara Park and Linda Williams  |  Posted   May 9th - 5:15pm

One person died in a multiple vehicle accident on I-80 near the Nevada border early Tuesday morning.

Distracted driving caused more than half of crashes, study shows

Jed Boal  |  Posted   May 3rd - 7:41pm

Smart phones are playing an even bigger role in distracted driving, a new study shows. In fact, in more than half the crashes studied, the driver was distracted by a cell phone at some point in the trip, according to the Cambridge Mobile Telematics s

AAA recommends traffic circles, barriers to reduce fatalities

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   May 3rd - 6:40am

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is recommending a number of infrastructure improvements in an effort to save lives on roadways throughout the United States.

Police identify suspect in WVC hit-and-run that left bicyclist dead

Annie Knox  |  Posted   May 1st - 10:26pm

Police have released the name of a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a grandfather on his bike Sunday.

3 men not wearing seat belts killed in St. George rollover, UHP says

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:40pm

Three men who troopers say were not wearing seat belts died Saturday following a single-vehicle rollover accident near St. George. One passenger who was wearing a seat belt survived the accident with minor injuries.

Road rage victim recounts crash that almost took his life

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Apr 12th - 9:01pm

Road rage and aggressive driving are on the rise, according to national statistics from AAA.

‘Don’t barrel through our office,' UDOT chief urges

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Apr 5th - 9:04pm

If you think sitting in traffic is a pain, try working while sitting at a desk in the middle of the freeway.

SLC installing fence south of Gateway to address safety concerns

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:53pm

Utah Transit Authority and Salt Lake City officials say a fence will be built between TRAX lines on 200 South along the southern edge of The Gateway shopping center to improve traffic safety.

Radar signs not slowing down traffic, parents fear for kids safety

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 4:34pm

Families in a Highland neighborhood, fearing for the safety of their kids, asked a developer to install radar signs. But they now think the sign is having the opposite affect.