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Thanksgiving Enforcement Plan

Posted on: November 22nd, 2017

Results from Weekend Enforcement High Travel Weekend Planning on hitting the road for the Thanksgiving weekend? You won’t be alone. Our friends at UDOT are anticipating a 25 percent increase in cars on the road Wednesday evening, compared to a typical weekday commute of about 200,000 cars per day. 200+ Shifts – One Goal: Zero Fatalities […]

Driving Tips for Shorter Days of Autumn and Winter

Posted on: November 7th, 2017

It Gets Darker Earlier and Stays Dark Longer Daylight Savings Time ended and our clocks are turned back. With it getting darker earlier, and staying darker longer, we want to remind drivers and pedestrians to be more alert as the potential for harm increases. We want to share the following tips for motorist and pedestrian […]

Labor Day Enforcement Plan

Posted on: August 30th, 2017

The Results from Weekend Enforcement This Weekend Marks the End of 100 Deadliest Days The Labor Day weekend marks the end of the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer. During the summer of 2017, UHP troopers have worked regular and special enforcement shifts, targeting speeders, aggressive drivers, individuals not wearing their seat belts and impaired drivers. […]

Hot Spot Enforcement August 15th-17th

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

Utah Highway Patrol Conducts “Hot Spot” Enforcement Motor squad saturated I-15 in south part of Salt Lake County to reduce crashes Using crash, citation and speed survey data, the UHP has identified high crash zones, one of which is the southern end of I-15 in Salt Lake County. From Tuesday, August 15th through Thursday, August […]

360 Videos of Narrated Motorcycle Ride

Posted on: August 8th, 2017

Although motorcycles account for only about 3% of registered vehicles in Utah, motorcyclists accounted for almost 15% of Utah’s traffic-related fatalities in 2016. To help raise both drivers’ and riders’ awareness of aspects of motorcycle safety, UHP Motor Squad Sgt. Donavan Lucas narrated a motorcycle ride through Salt Lake City – with a 360 degree […]

Utah and Wyoming Teaming Up for Weekend Traffic Enforcement

Posted on: July 21st, 2017

Get a PDF of the media advisory here For Immediate Release: Utah and Wyoming Teaming Up for Traffic Enforcement This Weekend Multi-agency operation in two states will focus on impaired drivers and seat belt use. EVANSTON, WYOMING (July 21, 2017) – The Pioneer Day holiday is one of the busiest travel weekends in Utah and […]

4th of July Enforcement Plans

Posted on: June 30th, 2017

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. Home Safely Our goal is for everyone to get where they’re going and to get home […]

Mock Crash at Spanish Fork High School

Posted on: June 6th, 2017

On May 17th, our troopers in Section 6 partnered with Spanish Fork Police, Fire and EMS, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office and AirMed to conduct a mock crash at Spanish Fork High School. The goal? Trooper Bradford says it best: “We want these kids to get home safely to their parents.” The students watched as first […]

Move Over – A Life-Saving Law

Posted on: June 5th, 2017

It’s a life-saving law, but most people don’t know about it. Although all 50 states have enacted “Move Over” laws, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 71% of Americans are unaware of these laws. To protect first responders and others who work on our roadways, NHTSA, the Utah Department of Public Safety, […]

Memorial Day Weekend Enforcement

Posted on: May 26th, 2017

Heavy Traffic It’s a big weekend for traveling – AAA is predicting that more than 39 million people will be hitting the roads. UDOT is expecting heavy traffic and delays and encouraging drivers to plan ahead. We’ve got Memorial Day weekend plans and they’re centered around what Colonel Rapich said yesterday. 400 Extra Enforcement Shifts We’ll […]