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Utah roads more deadly so far in 2015, UHP says

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Sep 8th - 7:52pm

With Utah roads' "100 Deadliest Days" ending over Labor Day weekend, safety advocates urge locals to refocus on zero fatalities. During this time, beginning on Memorial Day, 12 more people died this year than last year.

Road test shows deadly potential of debris

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 10:31pm

UDOT clears 8,000 tons of road debris from Utah highways every year. The debris can be deadly, and the UHP is urging everyone to properly secure their loads or face stiff fines.

Truckers implore motorists to turn on headlights in rainy conditions

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:25pm

When it starts to rain out on the roads, like it did Monday, can big trucks see you? Semitruck drivers and safety officials say turning your lights on in the rain is a common sense approach, and improves visibility and safety.

Trooper embraces family after surviving sensational crash

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 10:34pm

Two weeks ago, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper David Schiers was hit and pinned by a car hydroplaning out of control. But after spending only two weeks at Intermountain Medical Center, he headed home to Parowan Monday.

Surge in motorcycle fatalities has experts stressing rider safety

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jul 13th - 10:15pm

Another motorcycle fatality this weekend underscores an alarming surge. Forty-five motorcycle deaths set a Utah record last year and Utah is on pace for more this year.

UHP: Fatalities down significantly over holiday weekend  |  Posted  Jul 6th - 8:09pm

This holiday weekend was the first with the new seat belt law in place. At the peak of the 100 deadliest days for road travel, 2015 went much more smoothly than years past.

UHP to hold DUI blitz for 4th of July weekend

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jul 3rd - 6:31pm

Each of the last two years, the Independence Day weekend was the deadliest holiday of the year. Utah Highway Patrol officers are holding a DUI blitz in an effort to reduce fatalities.

Saved by the belt: County commissioner shares 2 stories of survival

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:50pm

The National Safety Council estimates 155 U.S. lives will be saved this Independence Day weekend by motorists wearing seat belts in crashes. Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves counts himself among those "saved by the belt." For him, it happened twice.

Motorcyclist dies in crash near Price

Cassidy Hansen  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 11:12pm

A 54-year-old man was killed Saturday when he crashed his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 6 about 2 miles east of Price, police said.

FrontRunner accident kills elderly woman, injures husband

Cassidy Hansen  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:38pm

A woman was killed and her husband injured after the car they were in was hit by a FrontRunner train Saturday in Lehi.