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SALT LAKE CITY -- Traffic is picking up on Utah's highways as Memorial Day travelers head home. The Utah Highway Patrol is still out in force, but they're in good spirits.
Troopers say they're prepared for the worst on a long weekend like this.
"We usually hold our breath over the holiday weekends," said Sgt. Kellie Oaks with the UHP.
But overall, it's been a fairly successful weekend. The Highway Patrol says it hasn't responded to any fatal or bad crashes in Salt Lake County this weekend.
The Utah Highway Patrol wants drivers to slow down and increase their following distance -- a message we hear often, but troopers say they can't emphasize this enough.
Troopers hope that doesn't change as people head home Monday.
They want drivers to slow down and increase their following distance -- a message we hear often, but troopers say they can't emphasize this enough.
UHP conducted a few DUI checkpoints over the weekend and have arrested more than a dozen people for driving drunk. Official numbers on all violations won't be out until the end of the week.
If you're going to be on the road Monday, troopers are focusing on speed and seat belt enforcement. But the UHP says most people are being cautious, and they hope that continues for the rest of the evening.
"I've had a hard time getting seat belt violators today," Oaks said. "It tickles me to death to pull up on cars and see that everyone is buckled up. It's awesome."
There was one fatal crash over the weekend in Salt Lake City. Larry McGuire, 55, died when his motorcycle crashed into a car Sunday.
It happened at the intersection of 500 South and State Street. The driver of the car was not hurt. Salt Lake City police are still investigating that crash.