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2018 Click It or Ticket Campaign Kick Off

Posted on: May 14th, 2018

For Immediate Release: Saved by the belt – Family shares life-saving story to kick off annual Click It or Ticket Enforcement Utah joins border-to-border seat belt enforcement held May 21 – June 3 WHAT: Though Maia Florence had to push pause on her soccer career, she is feeling lucky to be alive. To kick off […]

2017 Utah Seat Belt Use Survey Results

Posted on: November 15th, 2017

  88.8% The seat belt use rate among motor vehicle occupants was 88.8% in 2017, which demonstrates an increase of 0.9% from the 2016 rate of 87.9%. Since the implementation of the primary seat belt law in May 2015, Utah’s seat belt use has increased 5.6%. Continued Differences There continues to be significant differences in […]

Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket Enforcement

Posted on: November 13th, 2017

Media Contact: Marissa Cote, Department of Public Safety 801-793-8025, mvillasenor@utah.gov How one picture can save a life this holiday season Click it or Ticket enforcement, November 18 – December 1 WHAT: To kick off Click it or Ticket, Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) troopers are encouraging Utahns to remind loved ones to buckle up. As part […]

Halloween DUI Enforcement

Posted on: October 25th, 2017

This Weekend Will Include Many Halloween Parties as Well as Extra DUI Patrols Officers will be working DUI overtime shifts statewide to help keep Halloween revelers safe WHAT: Media Availability for Halloween DUI Enforcement  Over the weekend and through next Tuesday, you’ll see everything from superheroes to scary clowns as Utahns celebrate Halloween. You’ll also […]

Story Time With Officer to Promote Car Seat Safety

Posted on: September 20th, 2017

What’s Your Child’s Story? Make Sure It Includes the Right Seat Car seat safety advocates partner with Salt Lake County Library to promote the right fit for each kid WHAT: They might not face dragons or evil witches, but children do face dangers when they’re riding in cars. That’s why it’s so important for parents […]

2017 Child Passenger Safety Week

Posted on: September 17th, 2017

Is your child in the right seat? During the 2017 Child Passenger Safety Week, there are checkpoints throughout the state where technicians can make sure your child is in the right seat. Click here for a list of checkpoint events  

Utah Law Enforcement Agencies Participating in National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day Enforcement

Posted on: August 31st, 2017

Media contact: Sgt. Todd Royce, Utah Highway Patrol 801-556-8261 Utah Law Enforcement Agencies Increasing DUI Patrols for Summer’s Last and Football’s First Weekend Through a partnership with SLC bars, collateral items will highlight designated drivers as the weekend MVPs   WHAT: As college football players hit the field, law enforcement officers are hitting the streets […]

Drowsy Driving Awareness Week

Posted on: August 21st, 2017

  The third full week in August has been designated as Drowsy Driving Awareness Week in Utah, so we’ll be sharing information about the dangers of drowsy driving and how everyone can help prevent episodes of it. To get things started, here’s a brief who, what, where, when, why and how. DETAILED DATA Get detailed […]

Eclipse Travel Tips

Posted on: August 18th, 2017

The solar eclipse happening Monday, August 21st, is expected to draw thousands of people, especially into parts of Idaho and Wyoming, which are in the path of totality. If you’re planning to hit the road to see the sun blocked by the moon, we wanted to share some info and travel tips provided by our […]

100 Deadly Days of Summer Data

Posted on: June 5th, 2017

In 2016, the 100 Deadly Days of Summer experienced 0.92 motor vehicle traffic crash deaths per day compared to 0.71 deaths per day for all other days. After 3 years of increasing motor vehicle traffic crash death rates per day, 2016 saw a decrease in the death rate per day over the 100 Deadly Days […]