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Operation Canyon Thunder

Posted on: July 8th, 2019

UHP Explosive Detection K9s Train with Utah Bomb Squad Task Force Troopers Colvin and Elmer and their K9 partners Arros and Rocco recently participated in the Utah Bomb Squad Task Force’s Operation Canyon Thunder, one of two annual training sessions the task force hosts. The training brings together all eight bomb squads in Utah, the […]

4th of July Enforcement Plans

Posted on: July 2nd, 2019

Record-Breaking Number of Travelers According to AAA, a record-number of travelers – nearly 49 million – will be hitting the road for the 4th of July holiday. 41.4 million of those will be traveling by car. Home Safely Our goal is for everyone to get where they’re going and to get home safely. Last year […]

Secure Your Load

Posted on: June 12th, 2019

The Problem: Road Debris is All Too Common June 6th is Secure Your Load Day. Utah Highway Patrol Troopers know the dangers presented by unsecured loads because they see the consequences of road debris every day. Calls for road debris are one of the most frequent calls to which they respond. In fact, over the […]

UHP Kicks Off Click It or Ticket with Border to Border Seat Belt Enforcement

Posted on: May 23rd, 2019

On Monday, May 20th, the Utah Highway Patrol will join law enforcement agencies throughout Utah and in its six neighboring states and across the United States in mobilizing the Click It or Ticket “Border to Border” (B2B) Operation, a one-day national seat belt awareness kickoff event. Law enforcement agencies will join forces to provide increased […]

Six states will join together to enforce seat belt laws on Monday May 21st

Thanksgiving Enforcement Plans

Posted on: November 21st, 2018

YOU AND 54 MILLION OTHERS AAA says that if you’re planning to travel more than 50 miles away from home this Thanksgiving weekend, you’ll be one of more than 54 million Americans making a similar journey. UDOT expects increased southbound traffic on Wednesday between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., while northbound traffic should be heavier between […]

Move Over Enforcement and Education Project

Posted on: October 22nd, 2018

To help increase awareness of Utah’s Move Over law and the importance of giving emergency vehicles the room they need to work safely, the Utah County Section of the Utah Highway Patrol will be conducting a “Move Over” Enforcement and Education Project the week of October 22nd. The project aims to educate the public of […]

Labor Day Enforcement Plans

Posted on: August 30th, 2018

AS SUN SETS ON SUMMER, WE’RE TURNING UP THE HEAT ON UNSAFE DRIVING BEHAVIOR Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the end of summer. And while many people are making plans for travel, football games, family, friends and fun, we’re making plans, too. Our plans include working over 340 extra shifts focusing on unsafe driving behaviors. […]

4th of July Enforcement Plans

Posted on: July 3rd, 2018

HVE Report 39.7 Million That’s the number of Americans AAA estimates are planning a 4th of July road trip. So if you’re planning a road trip, you won’t be alone. Zero That’s our goal for the number of fatalities on Utah’s roads during the 4th of July holiday period. Last year, 5 people died in traffic […]

Distracted Driving Operation

Posted on: June 27th, 2018

To help address the issue of distracted driving, the Utah Highway Patrol conducted a distracted driving enforcement project operation June 27, 2018. The operation included 6 Troopers, 3 spotters, and 1 driver that focused on distracted drivers in Salt Lake County. This took place on I-15, I-215, and I-80, and utilized a black sixteen-passenger van that […]

Secure Your Load For Safer Roads

Posted on: June 6th, 2018

The Issue – Unsecured Loads What do a treadmill, a ladder and bales of hay have in common? They have all contributed to serious crashes on Utah roadways when they fell from vehicles on which they were not properly secured. Unsecured load means the contents of a vehicle, operated on a highway, not sufficiently covered, […]