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Easter Weekend Enforcement

UHP Dodge Charger in eastern Utah.

If you’re hitting the road this Easter weekend, we’ve got some info and advice to help you get where you’re going safely.

More Than 170 Extra Enforcement Shifts

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Seat Belts Speeding Impaired Driving

UHP troopers throughout the state will be working more than 170 extra enforcement shifts. They’ll be focusing on speed, seat belt use and impaired driving.

Safe Travel Tips

We’ll be doing our part to keep everyone safe, here’s what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe on the road.

Buckle up - every trip, every time, everyone

Seat belts save lives. Make sure everyone in your vehicle buckles up.

Never drive distracted

When you’re driving, focus on driving. Whether it’s cell phones, food or passengers, avoid distractions of any kind and keep your focus on the road.

Drive sober - police lights in mirror

If you’ll be drinking, make plans for a safe and sober ride home. Call a cab, ride share, sober friend or family member – never drink and drive.

Never drive drowsy.

Make sure you’re well rested and if you’re traveling long distances, schedule breaks or switch drivers. Get info on the warning signs of drowsy driving here. If you’ve traveling overnight, make sure everyone in the vehicle stays buckled up, even if they go to sleep.

Don't exceed the speed limit - picture of cars driving south on the 15 in southern Utah

Speed is a leading contributing factor for fatal crashes. The speed limit is for ideal conditions – great visibility, dry roads. Adjust your speed for conditions if you encounter any kind of inclement weather. And remember, this will be one of our enforcement focus areas for the weekend.

Look twice for motorcycles - picture of riders by Hill AFB museum.

The nice weather means our two-wheeled friends will be out on the roads with us. Be sure to look twice for them, especially when you’re turning at intersections and into/out of driveways or parking lots. And if you’re riding, check out Sgt. Lucas’ spring motorcycle riding tips and never ride above your skill level.

Our goal is for everyone to get home safely. Have a great weekend and drive safely!

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