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Drowsy driving just as dangerous as drunken driving, doctor says

Kim Bojórquez  |  Posted Jul 11th - 3:55pm

Those who average six hours of sleep or less are three times more likely to crash as a result of driving drowsy, according to Zero Fatalities.

Firefighters urge people to take firework safety, precautions seriously

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 4th - 6:33pm

Most of us will be hearing the sounds and seeing the colorful bursts of fireworks in our neighborhoods. For those of you putting on the show, here are some reminders and safety tips from firefighters.

Mother shares story after son nearly drowned in neighborhood pool

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 4th - 8:51am

Many people are enjoying the holiday by the pool with family and friends, but if you're not careful the fun could end in only a matter of seconds.

5 simple ways to keep your teens safe while traveling abroad this summer

Brooke Nally, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 6th - 9:42pm

Are your teens just graduating into summer months with out-of-the-country trips planned? Have you watched "Taken" one too many times and the thought of your teen being out on their own in another country makes you nervous?

Child's near drowning in Utah cautions parents to remain vigilant with their kids around water

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 5:31pm

Drowning is the third-leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1-14 in Utah. On average, one Utahn dies as a result of drowning every two weeks.

String of semitruck rollovers leads to safety concerns at major junction

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 28th - 1:52pm

Several semitrucks rolled over a span of several days earlier this month at a major interstate junction in northern Utah.

Phone scammer pretending to be undersheriff introduced to real undersheriff

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 28th - 11:32am

Man who pretended to be an undersheriff was introduced to the real undersheriff.

Family of 6-year-old girl who died in Vineyard auto-pedestrian crash speaks out

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 29th - 8:39pm

The family of a 6-year-old girl who died after being struck by an SUV spoke about their daughter Friday.

Provo police encourage residents to prevent crimes with nightly routine

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 19th - 6:35am

Provo police warn spring is the time of year they see an uptick in property crimes. So they've got a plan to help you stay safe and keep your valuables.

Utah woman survives life-threatening motorcycling accident, urges motorists to exercise caution

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 8th - 7:00pm

Motorcycling fatalities reached a five-year high in 2018 with 47 deaths on Utah roads. Heather McCollor, a motorcyclist who became a victim of a serious car crash last spring, believes that drivers need to be more cautious and aware of motorcycles.

Report: Historic increase in auto-pedestrian fatalities

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 12:37pm

Nationwide, it’s getting more deadly to walk to school, walk to work, or even walk your dog in your neighborhood. That’s according to a national study showing pedestrian fatalities at a 28-year high.

What to do if you’re caught in an avalanche

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:27am

With 2019 being well above average in terms of snowfall, avalanche danger has increased causing a number of fatal accidents for snowmobilers and skiers alike. Here are some ways to protect yourself in the event of an avalanche.

Slippery roads, more snow to impact Monday morning commute

Yvette Cruz,  |  Posted Jan 6th - 12:00pm

Utah's first winter storm of the year brought several inches of snow, three "small" avalanches and more than 50 crashes throughout the state.

Fallen Provo police officer honored throughout Utah

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jan 6th - 9:25am

A fallen Provo police officer is being honored around Utah Sunday morning after he was shot while apprehending a fugitive, later dying from his injuries in the hospital.

What to do if stranded in cold weather

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jan 5th - 11:45am

Launching into early January in Utah, temperatures are plunging and the air has turned frigid. As great of a sign as this may be for ski season and water for the state come summer, the cold presents dangers that need to be prepared for.

4 people from 2 parties take accidental plunges on ice fishing outings

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Dec 29th - 12:35pm

Members of two ice fishing groups fell through the ice on Utah reservoirs Saturday morning and survived.

How to safely prepare your Thanksgiving dinner to avoid foodborne illness

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 21st, 2018 - 6:29pm

How you prepare your Thanksgiving meal, and how long you keep food out the day of, is crucial to keeping your family healthy this holiday.

Nearly 100K pounds of ground beef recalled following inspection at Utah facility

Jordan Ormond,  |  Posted Nov 17th, 2018 - 7:05pm

Swift Beef Co. on Saturday issued a recall of nearly 100,000 pounds of raw beef recently processed at its northern Utah facility.

Mother, son saved by seat belts urge Thanksgiving travelers to buckle up

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th, 2018 - 1:28pm

Shantel Anderson taught her kids the importance of wearing a seat belt, but on June 21, her 8-year-old son Dallin was the one reminding her to buckle up, possibly saving her life.