UHP: I-15 pileup a reminder to secure your load

UHP: I-15 pileup a reminder to secure your load

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Highway Patrol troopers are still looking for the owner of a bicycle that caused a pileup near Willard Thursday that injured 10. The accident highlights the fact that road debris continues to be a problem on Utah's highways.

The state has spent a lot of money on public information campaigns to get you to secure your load. Is it working?

"Without a constant reminder, I think people go back to their old habits and old ways," said UHP spokesman Cameron Roden.

Roden says you can avoid tragedy by paying attention when you drive. If you can spot it early enough and get out of the way in time, great. Sometimes you can't.

"There are certain circumstances where you're not able to do so safely. And sometimes it is, depending on the object— Now, we're not saying to hit everything, but depending on the object sometimes it is safer to hit it," Roden said.

If you do hit an object, call the UHP afterward to file a report. If they can track down who spilled the debris, it will help on your insurance.

E-mail: bwinslow@ksl.com

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