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The best way to survive a crash is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Help prevention by educating yourself about collision risks, statistics and avoidance by reading our archive of news articles.

2014

KSL News - April 3, 2014
New cellphone law tightens restrictions for drivers

Fox 13 - March 20, 2014
Dramatization demonstrates dangers of distracted driving

KSL News - March 15, 2014
West Jordan man killed in Sardine Canyon rollover

KSL News - March 14, 2014
Wrong-way drivers a concern for troopers

KSL News - February 28, 2014
Murray family bringing awareness of drunken driving after child's death

KSL News - January 21, 2014
Cut your teen driver's crash risk in half

KUTV - January 21, 2014
New UDOT Study Reinforces The Importance Of Buckling Up

Fox13 - January 21, 2014
Zero fatalities: Most typical reason for road deaths in 2013

KSL News - January 21, 2014
Seat belts could have saved lives in 2013, UDOT says

Fox13 - January 15, 2014
Fatal accidents reduced among teen drivers, experts cite safety laws

Standard-Examiner - January 8, 2014
Weather, fast speeds the cause of several crashes Wednesday

KSL News - January 8, 2014
UDOT urges drivers to be prepared in snowy conditions

KSL News - January 6, 2014
Dash-cam video shows dangers of distracted driving

Standard-Examiner - January 6, 2014
Traffic fatalities down nationally; Utah total rises slightly

KSL News - January 4, 2014
2 fatalities in 4 days: a rough start for road safety in 2014

2013

KSL News - December 7, 2013
Toddler died because of improperly installed car seat, police say

KSL News - December 4, 2013
Car seat tips to keep your child safe

KSL News - November 25, 2013
1 killed, 1 critically injured in separate auto-pedestrian accidents

KSL News - November 11, 2013
Tooele man, baby hit by alleged drunk driver

KSL News - November 6, 2013
Hit the brakes or the gas? Help for drivers at yellow lights

KSL News - November 6, 2013
Woman shares message of safety after 3 family members die in accident

KSL News - September 21, 2013
Passengers without seat belt may become projectiles, experts warn

KSL News - September 18, 2013
Air bags alone aren't enough to prevent tragedy, experts say

KSL News - September 17, 2013
Survivor recalls deadly accident, urges Utahns to buckle up

Standard-Examiner - September 3, 2013
Police: Driver in fatal Ogden accident was intoxicated

Fox News - September 2, 2013
1 dead, 1 injured after car accident in Ogden

KSL News - August 16, 2013
3 killed, several injured in 4-car crash near Moab

Salt Lake Tribune - August 7, 2013
UDOT event: 3 people stay up all night to show dangers of driving drowsy

KUTV - August 7, 2013
Drowsy Driving Poses Serious Risk

KSL News - August 7, 2013
Simulation demonstrates dangers of drowsy driving

Fox 13 - August 7, 2013
Drivers on closed course illustrate dangers of drowsy driving

Standard-Examiner - July 30, 2013
U of U football prospect killed in car crash

KSL News - July 30, 2013
5 deaths in Utah result of drowsy driving this summer

Standard-Examiner - July 8, 2013
2 die in SUV rollover containing 8 people in eastern Utah

KSL News - May 24, 2013
Extra troopers hit the road aiming to prevent fatal crashes on holiday weekend

KSL News - May 21, 2013
Teacher starts 'Click-it Club' after losing son in car accident

Davis Clipper - May 17, 2013
95 percent of students at local school buckle up

Fox13 - May 14, 2013
17-year-old girl killed in accident on I-215

KSL News - March 27, 2013
Woman struck crossing 7 lanes of traffic illegally

KSL News - March 19, 2013
80 mph speed zones among bills that pass to make Utah roads safer

KSL News - March 12, 2013
Teen hit by car near Kearns High

KSL News - March 11, 2013
Fatal pedestrian accidents up 15% from 2010 to 2011, DPS says

KSL News - March 7, 2013
Traffic signals for cyclists go up 9 Salt Lake County intersections

KSL News - February 25, 2013
Pedestrian killed while crossing street in Ogden

The Spectrum - February 25, 2013
Driver's ed program involves parents

KSL News - February 21, 2013
4 Utahns test ability to text and drive

KSL News - February 20, 2013
Driver arrested as family mourns death of Provo bicyclist

KSL News - February 19, 2013
AT&T demonstrates extreme danger of texting and driving

KSL News - February 19, 2013
Victim of distracted driving: 'two seconds' changed my life

KSL News - February 7, 2013
Being hit by an SUV will change your resolve on distracted driving

KSL News - February 5, 2013
'If you don't wear your seat belt, wear it,' says accident survivor

KSL News - January 30, 2013
Trooper thanks men who found severed hand, wedding ring

KUTV - January 30, 2013
UDOT Changing The Way Car Accidents Are Handled

KSL News - January 30, 2013
Drivers who text and drive more likely to speed, drive drowsy

KSL News - January 30, 2013
What is the number 1 cause of road fatalities?

KSL News - January 29, 2013
Witnesses recount tragic accident caused by texting driver

The Davis Clipper - January 17, 2013
UHP: Fatal crashes up in Davis last year Read more: The Davis Clipper - UHP Fatal crashes up in Davis last year

KSL News - January 15, 2013
Highway fatalities at record Low, more work to be done

ParkRecord.com - January 11, 2013
Utah Highway Fatalities Down in 2012, but We Can Do Better

The Salt Lake Tribune - January 1, 2013
Highway Deaths Lowest in Decades

Deseret News - January 1, 2013
Number of Traffic Fatalities in Utah Lowest in 50 Years

KSL - January 1, 2013
KSL begins Road to Zero Fatalities

2012

KSL - December 24, 2012
Kiosk could keep potential drunk drivers off streets

KSL - December 23, 2012
Woman killed after being ejected from car during accident

The Salt Lake Tribune - December 6, 2012
Buckle up — UHP troopers on the lookout for seat belts

Deseret News - December 5, 2012
6 recent deaths may have been prevented with seat belts, UHP says

KSL - December 2, 2012
BYU student killed in So. Utah crash was 'beautiful, inside and out'

ABC - November 9, 2012
Utah's first 'flex lanes' in Taylorsville

The Salt Lake Tribune - November 9, 2012
UDOT: If you’ve been in a fender bender, pull off the freeway

KSL - November 8, 2012
Parents hope sharing personal tragedy will help save lives

Daily Herald - October 26, 2012
Boys win bike, helmet for safe walking practices

KSL - October 15, 2012
Drugs found in wreckage of fatal southern Utah crash

KSL - September 11, 2012
Man hit, killed while attempting to clear roadway

The Salt Lake Tribune - August 28, 2012
Salt Lake drivers still worse than average, but improving

Uintah Basin Standard - August 28, 2012
Police caution motorists as kids return to school

The Salt Lake Tribune - June 27, 2012
Students learn: You text, you drive, you crash

KSL - May 9, 2012
Classmates mourn 2 killed in car accident near Hunter High

Standard Examiner - January 12, 2012
Utah sees continued decline in traffic fatalities

Deseret News - January 12, 2012
Fewer dying on Utah roadways, but majority are men who choose not to buckle up

Salt Lake Tribune - January 12, 2012
Road deaths down 8 percent in 2011

ABC4 - January 12, 2012
Fatal car accident rate in Utah drops to lowest rate since 1974

KCPW - January 12, 2012
Traffic Safety Officals Say Too Many Men Not Buckling Up

2011

KSL - November 28, 2011
'Zero Fatalities' goal accomplished over Thanksgiving weekend

Deseret News - November 2, 2011
UHP celebrates holiday weekend without fatal accidents

Daily Herald - November 2, 2011
Springville High students get ‘don't drive stupid’ message

FOX13 - October 20, 2011
Families share difficult stories of loss for Zero Fatalities campaign

KSL - October 20, 2011
Families of teens killed in car accidents share stories, urge awareness

Deseret News - July 22, 2011
Officials urging safety on the roads through long holiday weekend

Salt Lake Tribune - July 21, 2011
Highway deaths down; UDOT pushes safety on holiday weekend

KSL - July 21, 2011
Utah officials caution drivers for holiday weekend

Deseret News - February 7, 2011
Proposed Utah law would take cell phones out of teen drivers' hands

ABC4 - January 13, 2011
Highway fatalities down

The Daily Herald - January 13, 2011
UDOT reports traffic fatalities on the decline

UDOT/UHP Press Release - January 12, 2011
Record low traffic fatalities in 2010

Salt Lake Tribune - January 12, 2011
2010 Utah highway fatalities continue downward trend

KSL - January 12, 2011
Fewest people killed on Utah roads since 1974

Standard-Examiner - January 12, 2011
Fewer road fatalities in Utah, but still too many

Deseret News - January 12, 2011
Utah hits record low number of traffic fatalities in 2010

2010

Deseret News - October 20, 2010
Teens hear dangers of distracted driving

KSL - October 20, 2010
Man shares story of deadly texting-while-driving accident

Deseret News - October 19, 2010
Families tell tragic stories of teens lost to distracted, reckless driving

Standard Examiner - October 19, 2010
Grieving parents tell teens: Don't Drive Stupid

KSL - September 27, 2010
Zero Fatalities

USA Today - April 12, 2010
Traffic deaths down, but not low enough

KSL - January 26, 2010
Texting ban imposed on commercial drivers nationwide

Standard Examiner - January 20, 2010
245 die on Utah roads in 2009 in 35-year low, but officials say even one is too many

Daily Herald - January 20, 2010
UDOT: Highway fatalities down in 2009, urge cautious driving

Deseret News - January 20, 2010
Traffic deaths in 2009 down 11% from 2008

KSL - January 19, 2010
Utah logs lowest rate of highway fatalities since 1974

Deseret News - January 6, 2010
Highway deaths on the run

KSL - January 3, 2010
Number of fatalities on Utah roads down