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Can You Get A DUI While Riding a Bicycle?

In the state of Utah, though uncommon, it is possible to get a DUI while riding a bicycle. Typically, if you are ticketed for being intoxicated while riding a bicycle you will be charged with public intoxication rather than a DUI but in some circumstances, people have received DUIs. Often these cases can be argued because the law states that a DUI is for driving a "vehicle" under the influence and there is some wiggle room in proving whether or not a bicycle should be considered a vehicle.

Distracted driving: A big threat to Utah motorcyclists

There are many safety dangers that motorcyclists can face here in Utah. These hazards can have tragic consequences. Sadly, Utah’s roads have been a particularly deadly place for motorcyclists in recent years. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, motorcycle accident fatalities have been on the increase in the state.

Distracted Driving: It Can Wait


Have you taken the pledge to drive distraction free? Distracted drivers have claimed more than 20,000 lives between 2012 and 2017. Using a cell phone is one of the most common and most dangerous distractions when driving. However, anything that pulls your hands from the steering wheel, your eyes from the road, or your concentration away from driving is considered distracted driving.

Can You Be Ticketed For Not Wearing Your Corrective Lenses While Driving?

Did you know that if you have a corrective lens restriction on your driver's license you will be ticketed if you are pulled over and are not wearing your glasses or contacts? In fact, in some states, you might even face time in jail.

Are pedestrians at a greater risk for injury than drivers?

Many people may think pedestrians are at a lower risk for injury if they decide to walk instead of drive. The risk of getting into a car accident may lead travelers to consider if they are close enough to their destination to make it there and back on foot.

Volvo wants to monitor distracted and drunk drivers

This week, Volvo unveiled another part of its Vision 2020 plan, the initiative to eliminate motor vehicle fatalities caused by its products by 2020. In our last blog post, we discussed the automaker’s decision to limit top speeds in its new vehicles and the company’s intention to eventually address distracted and drunk driving.

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