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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 […]

17th Annual Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign

Posted on: May 21st, 2017

Utah law enforcement agencies will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign, working overtime seat belt shifts May 22nd through June 4th. We kicked off the campaign with a media event last Thursday. West Valley City Police Chief Lee Russo discussed how for officers, it’s not about writing tickets, it’s about saving […]

Crash Every 8 Minutes – the Time to Buckle Up is Now

Posted on: May 17th, 2017

For Immediate Release:                                                                                                             With a Crash Every Eight Minutes, The Time to Buckle Up is Now As Click It or Ticket enforcement kicks off, nine-year-old racecar driver joins law enforcement to remind Utahns to buckle up WHAT: Every eight minutes – that’s how often there was a motor vehicle crash in Utah in 2015. […]

Look Twice – Save a Life

Posted on: May 17th, 2017

As the weather warms up, Utah’s motorcycle riders start hitting the road. But, since most of them haven’t been riding since late last fall, drivers may not be used to seeing them and looking for them. New billboards posted by DPS aim to remind drivers to keep an eye out for our two-wheeled friends. Billboards […]

Nighttime Seat Belt Enforcement This Weekend

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017

For Immediate Release:                                                                 Get a PDF of the news release here Odds Are, If You Don’t Click It, You’ll Get a Ticket Officers will work nighttime seat belt enforcement shifts to address low belt use among nighttime drivers. UTAH – The odds you’ll survive a lightning strike? Nine out of 10. The odds of […]

What Are the Odds

Posted on: March 22nd, 2017

Did you know there was a car crash in Utah in 2016 every 8 minutes. That’s a lot of crashes. The chances of surviving a lightning strike are over 90%, but the odds you survive a car crash when you aren’t wearing a seat belt are just fifty-fifty. If people truly understood the risk of […]

Signs of Spring

Posted on: March 19th, 2017

Tulips 🌷 Lady bugs 🐞 Baby chicks 🐥 And motorcycles 🏍 These are the signs of spring. The ones you need to keep an eye out for when you’re driving are motorcycles. For the most part, they’ve been off the road for the last 5-6 months. But they’re back. And that means you need to […]

Media Advisory: St. Patrick’s Day/NCAA Tournament DUI Prevention

Posted on: March 15th, 2017

Get a PDF of the media advisory here For Immediate Release: Law Enforcement Opens Its Play Book to Encourage Drivers to Make a Game Plan Officers are teaming up to protect the public from DUI drivers during St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness festivities. WHAT: Media event to remind everyone to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day […]