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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, […]

Memorial Day High Visibility Enforcement

Posted on: May 25th, 2018

ENFORCEMENT RESULTS Many Travelers and Major Delays Hitting the road this holiday weekend? You won’t be alone – AAA estimates that nearly 42 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. Our friends at UDOT are expecting major delays on Utah’s highways this weekend. We’ll be out on the roads with everyone but our goal […]

Border to Border Seat Belt Enforcement

Posted on: May 18th, 2018

    UHP Report on B2B Results    Six States Join In One Concentrated Effort to Save Lives Border to Border Operation will focus on seat belt use across state lines On Monday, May 21st, the Utah Highway Patrol joined law enforcement agencies in its five neighboring states and across the United States in mobilizing […]

Sunny Skies and Speed Can Be a Dangerous Combination

Posted on: April 25th, 2018

UHP conducting increased speed enforcement as 100 deadliest days of summer approaches. WHAT: It was just last week that we saw some snow here in Utah, but the Utah Highway Patrol is already setting its sights on summer. The start of the 100 deadliest days of summer is just a month away, and UHP is getting […]

Three Questions with Lt. Todd Royce

Posted on: April 23rd, 2018

Lt. Royce is our Public Information Officer. He recently joined Fox13 Utah’s Bob Evans for 3 Questions: In recent months we have seen just incredible bravery on the part of UHP troopers who have literally stopped high speed chases by turning into oncoming suspect vehicles. How do troopers’ families deal with the idea that every time […]