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  • Michael's Story

    "An impaired driver had killed my husband, Michael. In an instant, our family was changed forever." Make the decision before you get behind the wheel. Please, don't drive impaired.

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  • Texting at Movies and Texting and Walking

    Texting while at the movies? That is just rude. Texting and walking at the same time? Not a smart idea. Texting and driving? That's just plain stupid.

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  • Everyone Buckle Up

    If this doesn't inspire you to buckle up, we hope it at least shows you how your actions can threaten the lives of your friends and family members who are in the car with you. Seat belt use isn't just a personal decision; it affects everyone in the vehicle and others on the road.

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  • Ashli's Story: Buckle Up for the Ones You Love

    Failing to wear your seat belt is risking much more than you may think.

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  • Don't Even Think About Texting Here

    You wouldn't ever consider texting while doing these activities. So why would you ever text and drive?

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  • Don't Even Think About Texting and Driving

    People walking and texting can be funny, but the consequences of driving and texting can be deadly.

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  • Zero Fatalities: Remembering Chelsie Hill

    Chelsie Hill would absolutely be alive today if she had buckled up. You have control of your life with that one little click.

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  • Utah's GDL Laws

    Watch these parents and teens answer questions about Utah's Graduated Driver License laws. How would your answers compare?

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  • Reggie's Story

    Reggie's choice behind the wheel led to a tragedy that devastated the lives of countless people. Click here to view the full 15 minute video.

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  • Jackie's Story

    One teen driver's choice changed the lives of those who lost a loved one because of him.

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  • Leila's Story

    One teen driver's choice changed the lives of those who lost a loved one because of him.

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  • John's Story

    John and his family learned that lives are not the same after a fatal crash.

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  • There's No Easy Way to Say Sorry...

    Imagine if you killed someone because you were driving recklessly. How would you feel writing this letter?

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  • No One Should Ever Get This Message

    Some people still don't think that texting and driving is dangerous, but every year, more people get the message.

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  • Drive Safely

    No one understands the importance of driving safely like someone who didn't.

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  • Your Passenger, Your Responsibility

    Everyone must take responsibility to prevent motor vehicle crashes.

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  • The Importance of Driving Safely

    No one understands the importance of driving safely like someone who didn't.

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  • Don't Be a Bob

    Drowsy driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving.

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  • Texting and Driving Destroys Lives (Full Video)

    The action of one teen driver led to a tragedy that devastated the lives of countless people. Let his story influence you to be a safer driver.

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2014 Utah Traffic
Fatalities to Date:

224

Drowsy Driving

According to a Utah Department of Public Safety poll, 40% of adult drivers in Utah - about 642,000 people - say they have fallen asleep or nodded off for even a moment, while driving.

Distracted Driving

You are 23 times more likely to crash if you text while driving (USDOT). Other dangerous driving distractions include talking on the phone, eating, grooming, passengers, daydreaming, music and navigating.

Impaired Driving

Alcohol is not the only thing that can impair your driving. Illegal drugs, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and lack of sleep can impair your ability to drive safely.

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving means operating a vehicle in a way that endangers or is likely to endanger people or property. Most behaviors associated with aggressive driving are illegal.

Not Buckling Up

Failing to buckle up contributes to more fatalities than any other traffic-safety-related behavior. Of the 217 people killed in Utah in traffic crashes in 2012, 78 drivers and passengers were not restrained.

Utah Safety Campaigns

  • Boost Till 8
    boost8

    Seat belts were designed for adults, not children. They can place a young child at risk of serious injury. Booster seats elevate the child so that the shoulder belt fits snugly over the middle of the shoulder and the center of the chest; the lap belt fits across the child's upper hips or upper thigh, not the stomach.

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  • Buckle Tough
    buckletough

    Even the toughest guys get broken. Teens are dying in truck crashes every day from not wearing their seat belts. Maybe this even happened to one of your friends. The fact of the matter is that if you live in a rural area, are a male, are a teen, and drive a truck, then you're in the group most likely to DIE in a car crash from not buckling your seat belt.

  • Click It Or Ticket
    clickit

    It's the law! Utah's Safety Belt Use Law states that drivers and passengers must wear a safety restraint. The law provides for primary enforcement for individuals up to 19 years of age, which means an officer can stop the vehicle if he/she observes an unrestrained occupant under the age of 19.

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  • Don't Drive Stupid
    dds

    Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of teen deaths nationwide. Teen drivers represent a small percent of all licensed drivers, but cause more than three times as many crashes as the average driver. To address this concern, Zero Fatalities came up with a program for teens called 'Don't Drive Stupid.'

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  • Drive to Stay Alive
    dtsa

    Highway safety is everyone's responsibility; truck drivers, auto drivers and even passengers all play vital roles in ensuring everyone arrives safely at their destination.

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  • Heads Up
    headsup

    In Utah, pedestrians are 11 times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle crash than occupants of a motor vehicle, while 92 percent of pedestrians in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes are injured.

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  • Never Leave Your Child Alone
    neverleave

    Between 1998 and 2010, 524 children died as a result of being left alone in a car. Never Leave Your Child Alone is a campaign designed to reduce the amount of vehicle-related fatalities among children by increasing precautions that parents and adults can take when driving children.

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  • Road Respect
    roadrespect

    To promote safety and increase awareness about Utah's laws for cyclists and drivers, UDOT, Zero Fatalities and the Utah Department of Public Safety recently introduced the education program, "Road Respect. Car & Bike Rules To Live By."

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  • Sleep Smart Drive Smart
    sleepsmart

    Drowsy driving is a concern nationwide and Utah has developed effective programs to educate drivers.

    You may be too tired to drive when:

    • Yawns are non stop.
    • Your eyes are heavy.
    • You're drifting out of the lane.
    • The last few miles are a blur.

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  • SNAP
    snap

    SNAP is a fun and comprehensive program for walking and biking safely to school that engages and educates students, parents, school administrators, crossing guards and communities. SNAP's first priority is student safety, with the goal to help make the roads around schools safer.

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  • Spot the Tot
    spotthetot

    Over the past 10 years, more than 60 Utah children were killed and more than 500 injured by backovers. Spot the Tot reminds you to always check around your vehicle before driving.

  • TruckSmart
    trucksmart

    Driving Truck Smart is no accident. Take care when driving around trucks. It may be the most important thing you do. It's a basic concept: a truck simply does not drive like a car. It can't make the same sudden moves a can, it has much larger blind spots and it needs a lot more room to stop.

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  • Think Safety
    Think Safety

    Construction areas may look like fun playgrounds, but there are hazards such as holes, construction materials and large trucks that make them unsafe. The Think Safety program teaches kids about the dangers of playing in or near construction areas and encourages them to have fun in safe ways.

  • Click It Club
    Click It Club

    The Click-It Club program aims to teach kids about the importance of wearing their seat belts properly (including booster seats), teach parents that they need to buckle kids before they leave the school property and whenever they are in a car, and use kids' influence to get their parents and other family members to buckle up.

  • Click It Utah
    Click It Utah

    One out of three fatalities on Utah's roads could be prevented by properly wearing a seat belt. The most comprehensive seat belt resource on the web, Click it Utah, is a one-stop resource with all the information you need to correctly buckle you and your family.

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