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Our mission is to develop, promote and coordinate traffic safety initiatives designed to reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities on Utah’s roadways.
The State of Utah benefits from federal funding aimed at improving safety on our roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administers over $500 million in grant programs annually to the 50 States, DC, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Territories, and the BIA. Under Section 405, NHTSA awards grants for occupant protection, State traffic safety information systems, impaired driving countermeasures, distracted driving, motorcyclist safety, State graduated driver licensing laws, and non-motorized safety. Regional offices help States use data to identify their highway safety problems, evaluate safety programs and activities, and provide technical assistance and training to State program managers.
The Highway Safety Office is located at 4501 South 2700 West, Bld #3, 2nd Floor, Taylorsville, UT 84129.
You can reach us Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at 801-965-4400. Or, use the contact form at the link below.
Anyone on Utah roadways is our customer, we are excited to hear from you. Contact our agency through the link above.
Support Services Coordinator
The Communications Manager establishes the strategic direction for UHSO communications efforts, including education/media campaigns while working closely with office staff, UDOT & DPS Communications, and other partners. The Communications Team provides further exposure for highway safety behavior change campaigns through public relations, and earned and new media. Contact us for event information, press inquiries, public outreach, social media, or to reach the webmaster.
Occupant Protection Program
Seat belts save lives! Our team develops statewide safety programs focused on seat belt use, proper child car seat use, airbags, bicycle safety, and pedestrian safety. We are implementing countermeasures that work with a goal of Zero Fatalities on Utah roads.
Occupant Protection – Program Manager
Child Passenger Safety – Program Manager
Teens | CPS | Seat Belt
Vulnerable Roadway Users – Program Manager
Motorcycle | Pedestrian | Bicycle | Older Drivers
Rural Traffic Safety Coordinator
Impaired / Drowsy Driving Program
Driving while impaired by alcohol or any drug is often a deadly crime. Through extensive research, public awareness campaigns, and grant funding, we remain committed to eliminating impaired driving in Utah. Our team can provide information about enforcement, education, DUI checkpoints, and the E.A.S.Y. program that curtails the retail supply of alcohol to minors.
Impaired Driving – Program Manager
Underage Drinking – Program Manager
Traffic Records Program
Our records team works to ensure that complete, accurate, and timely traffic safety data are collected, analyzed, and made available for decision-making at the state, and local levels. Analyzing reliable and accurate traffic records data is central to designing effective countermeasures that reduce traffic injuries and fatalities. Our F.A.R.S. and U.T.A.P.S. systems are state-of-the-art methods for collecting this data.
Traffic Records – Program Manager
Fatality Analysis Reporting System
Law Enforcement Programs
The mission of our law enforcement team is to enhance communications between local Law Enforcement Liaisons (LEL), create training workshops to increase the knowledge and skills of participating police agencies, and provide technical assistance statewide. Our group of officers from departments all over Utah is a proven network of highway safety professionals that share enhanced communications tools, updated training, best practices, exchange of information on new research, and public outreach campaigns. Our office also funds overtime shifts (through federal grant monies) for officers to conduct high visibility enforcement.
Law Enforcement Liaison – Program Manager
Police Traffic Services – Program Manager
Distracted Driving | Aggressive Driving
Through public outreach events, troopers focus on the top five high-risk driving behaviors: impaired driving, seat belt non-use, speeding, aggressive driving, and distracted driving. Our PI&E team gives presentations statewide to schools, businesses, and other organizations tailored to fit local traffic safety needs. We also offer the use of the “seat belt convincer” that simulates a 5 mph vehicle crash. Contact us to schedule your event!
Sergeant Chad McCoy
Utah Highway Patrol – PI&E
Trooper Chad Valdez
Utah Highway Patrol – PI&E