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Drive Better Utah

UDOT and UHP are challenging Utahns to ‘Drive Better’ and turn the 100 deadliest days of the year into the 100 safest days. Historically, the period between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day is considered the deadliest time on Utah roads, when fatal crashes nearly double compared to the rest of the year. 

Even with traffic and crashes down on Utah highways due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the state has experienced several fatalities so far this year. With summer approaching, the number of cars on the road is expected to increase, and UDOT and UHP are warning drivers to use caution and stay safe. 

Last year, we focused on making these the “100 Safest Days”. During this period in 2019 there were 41 fewer fatalities on Utah roads than in 2018 (a 40% decrease). While last summer’s decrease in fatalities was encouraging, fatal crash numbers this year continue to climb and we’re urging Utahns to reverse this trend and “Drive Better.” 

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