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Distracted Driving

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



  • 5,850 distracted driver crashes occurred in Utah which resulted in 3,202 injured persons and 28 deaths.
  • Where driver distraction was known, 10% of all crashes inUtah involved a distracted driver.
  • Nearly half (51%) 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 stopthetextsstopthewrecks.blogspot.com


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


The Great Multitasking Lie
Provided by The National Safety Council


For more information, please contact Trooper Lawrence Hopper at 801-518-0949 or lhopper@utah.gov

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