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Distracted Driving

Poster with little boy "You tell his mom you only looked down for a second"




  • 5,748 distracted driver crashes resulting in 3,303 injured persons and 27 deaths.
  • Where driver distraction was known, 9% of all crashes in Utah involved a distracted driver.
  • Nearly half (54%) of distracted driving crashes were rear end crashes.
  • You can find more info here and here

The Consequences Are Real

Watch this video for the story of how a distracted driver caused this fatal crash in St. George.

St. George PD filling out paper work on hood of car with windshield smashed in from fatal crash caused by distracted driver

Find out how Leslee Henson is working to stop distracted driving at Stop the Texts Stop the Wrecks.

Distracted Driving Campaign Resources

Find logos, posters, social media messages and videos atOne text or call could wreck it all logo distraction.gov and trafficsafetymarketing.gov

Hands free not risk free
Provided by The
National Safety Council

For more information, please contact:

Rocio Huizar
Police Traffic Services Program Manager


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