4th of July Enforcement Plans
High Volume of Travelers
We know a lot of people will be traveling for the 4th of July – in fact, AAA estimates 44.2 million will be hitting the road.
85% of them will be driving to their destinations.
Our goal is for everyone to get where they’re going and to get home safely.
Last year in Utah, 6 people were killed in traffic crashes over the 4th of July holiday.
Extra DUI Patrols and a Blitz
- Law enforcement agencies throughout the state will work almost 200 extra DUI shifts over the 4th of July holiday
- We’ll be having a DUI blitz on Saturday night in Salt Lake County.
Speed/Seat Belts/Distracted Driving
- Troopers throughout Utah will be working over 150 shifts to address speeding, seat belt use and distracted driving.
Research shows that 94% of all crashes are caused by human error or choice.
To help make sure everyone gets home safely, we’d like to share the following tips.
Seat belts save lives. Make sure you and everyone in your vehicle is buckled up – every trip, every time.
If you’re traveling a long distance and passengers want to sleep, make sure they stay properly buckled at all times.
If your plans include drinking alcoholic beverages, make sure they also include a safe and sober ride home.
Officers will be working almost 200 extra DUI shifts through the 4th of July.
Every instance of drunk driving is 100% preventable. Drive sober.
Never drive distracted or drowsy.
If you get tired behind the wheel, pull over to a safe place and rest or switch drivers.
It’s not just phones – distracted driving is anything that takes your attention away from driving safely.
When you’re driving, focus on driving.
Obey the Speed Limit
When drivers exceed the posted speed limit, the risk for a serious injury or fatality in a crash increases.
Look Twice, Save a Life – Ride to Live
- There will be plenty of our two-wheeled friends out on the roads.
- Take an extra second to look twice for them – especially when you’re turning at intersections or into or out of driveways, or changing lanes.
Ride to Live
- Never ride beyond your skill level – check out this map that rates Utah’s roads for their difficulty for motorcyclists.
- Ride ATGATT – all the gear, all the time. Your gear is the only thing protecting you in the event of a crash.
- Ride sober – riding a motorcycle takes coordination, balance and most important, good judgment. Alcohol, more than any other single factor, can rob you of your ability to think clearly and ride safely.
Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy 4th
We hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July.
Our troopers will be out helping to make sure everyone gets home safely.