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18-month-old dies after being hit by family car

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:52pm

An 18-month-old died Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle, the Cache County sheriff's office said.

Parents and teen sign a family contract before handing over the car keys

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted May 21st - 6:27pm

With summer just days away, many Utah high school students are taking advantage of the extra time to get behind the wheel. One teen learns the importance of setting goals with his parents before they hand over the keys.

Family of West Jordan man struggling with sudden loss of husband, father

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted May 14th - 9:47pm

Craig Schmidt was killed after his motorcycle struck a discarded pallet on Bangerter Highway in West Jordan. Family and friends were struggling with the abrupt loss.

Police investigating fatal rollover on Bangerter Highway

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:40pm

A man with a history of driving while intoxicated is being investigated for a crash in March that resulted in the death of his passenger, according to court documents.

Paralyzed passenger urges drivers to remove distractions

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 13th - 8:49pm

They weren't drinking, texting or even speeding. Yet, the smallest distraction of laughing with friends in the car changed JJ Arechiga's entire world.

Orange barrel season prompts warning: Slow down!

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Apr 10th - 6:20pm

As construction season gets underway, officials from UDOT, Utah Highway Patrol and Associated General Contractors of Utah met Tuesday to caution the community to slow down and eliminate distractions when driving through work zones.

Top distracted driving memes from Join the Resistance

Zero Fatalities  |  Posted Apr 5th - 8:00am

Over the past few months, Zero Fatalities ran a campaign called Join the Resistance, aimed at empowering and uniting Utahns to eliminate distraction behind the wheel. Here are the top distracted driving memes submitted.

Truck Smart program teaches teens how to drive safely around trucks

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 4th - 6:29pm

With two of the busiest interstates running right through the state, Utahns see more semitrucks on the roads than the rest of the country. The "Truck Smart" program is designed to keep new teenage drivers safe.

Police planning extra patrols for St. Patrick's Day revelers

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Mar 15th - 4:13pm

"On St. Patrick's Day, our DUI arrests are higher than most of the holidays out there," said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Royce as safety officials gathered to display some of the safe transportation options available to the community.

I-15 crash prompts UHP to warn against driving with unsecured loads

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 13th - 10:00pm

A crash that sent a woman and her daughter to the hospital prompted the Utah Highway Patrol to issue yet another warning Tuesday about the importance of securing loads.

Utah driver shares lessons from crash narrowly missed

Aley Davis, KSL  |  Posted Mar 8th - 9:26pm

Trent Nielsen, of Murray, narrowly avoided becoming a statistic and has a lesson to share.

UHP reminds public how unbuckled passengers put drivers at risk

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 1st - 7:00pm

A tragic crash in Box Elder County showed how failing to buckle up can threaten the lives of other passengers in the car.

Utah transportation officials hope new technology can prevent crashes

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 14th - 7:34pm

While talk of driverless cars and how they’ll change the lives of motorists continues, important building blocks of tomorrow’s transportation are already in play on Redwood Road.

Dashcam research reveals extent of drowsy driver dilemma

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 9th - 3:15pm

The most in-depth research ever done in the United States regarding drowsy driving shows the dangerous behavior is responsible for a much higher percentage of crashes than previous federal estimates.

Did you see Zero Fatalities’ impactful advertisement?

Zero Fatalities  |  Posted Feb 5th - 3:04pm

During the big game, we aired a Zero Fatalities advertisement to address Utah’s distracted driving problem. The advertisement—Your Fault—depicted the seriousness of distracted driving in an honest light.

Motorists raise safety concerns about busy intersection on Bangerter Highway

Jed Boal  |  Posted Jan 26th - 8:05pm

South Jordan police are stepping up their presence at the scene of a serious crash Thursday. Motorists say the intersection of 11400 South and Bangerter Highway can be confusing while it's under construction.

43 drivers cited during crosswalk sting in South Salt Lake

Keith McCord, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:06pm

After receiving a complaint from a citizen who said automobiles were not stopping for people in the crosswalk, the South Salt Lake City Police Department decided to conduct a sting operation at busy crosswalks near a school zone.

Utahns playing major role in Resistance

Zero Fatalities, Utah Department Of Transportation  |  Posted Jan 17th - 3:00pm

Utahns have a serious problem with distracted driving. The Resistance has begun. No cell phones. No food. No makeup. No distractions of any kind when you’re behind the wheel.

5 gadgets to transform your car into a smart car

FoneComm  |  Posted Jan 10th - 3:00pm

If you were a fan of the 1960’s cartoon “The Jetsons,” you probably have been hoping and longing for the show’s technology to become reality. The top trend in 2018’s technology is the emergence of the smart car.

42 Utah pedestrians killed in 2017; tips to avoid collisions

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jan 8th - 2:47pm

Pedestrian deaths on roadways are increasing across the country, and Utah is no exception.