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UHP Out in Full Force for Holiday Weekend

UHP Out in Full Force for Holiday Weekend



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Sandra Yi ReportingClick it or ticket -- the annual Utah Highway Patrol blitz is in full swing. The goal is to keep our roadways safe this holiday weekend. So, expect to see a lot of troopers on the highway; they will be working extra shifts to keep the roads safe.

Last Memorial Day UHP in Northern Utah investigated 37 crashes. This year they hope to have 0 crashes on I-15 in Davis and Weber Counties. How will they do it? Troopers will be out in force on major interstates in those areas. They will focus on aggressive drivers, especially those who are following too close and speeding. They say those two violations are the leading cause of crashes in the area.

Sgt. Lee Perry, Utah Highway Patrol: "If you're an aggressive driver, if you're an impaired driver, you're gonna get a ticket, if you don't end up going to jail in the process. If you're not wearing a seatbelt you better plan on clicking it or you're gonna get a ticket."

The UHP wants everyone in a vehicle to buckle up. Its seatbelt enforcement campaign kicked off earlier this week and they're serious about it. Only two hours after the campaign's kick-off, officers cited more than 500 people for not wearing their seat belts. Troopers say, seat belts work and can save lives.

Troopers mean business. At KSL we have access to the Utah Department of Public Safety's media website. It keeps track of all the calls. We noticed troopers were pulling over a lot of cars, and responding to a lot of calls, of reckless drivers.

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