For those of us living in locations that have snowy winter weather, we are familiar with the hazards of driving in cold, snowy and icy conditions. Our local weather stations encourage us to stay home if possible during storms and if we must travel to allow ample time to get to our destinations. We are always on high alert for black ice on the freeways especially after dark and for those of us who love to ski, we might even own a set of chains for our tires so that we can make our way up the canyons when regular snow tires fail. Yet, how many of us actually know the statistics surrounding winter weather driving?
Maybe you're driving on a crowded interstate and spot someone who is spending more time texting than they are watching the road. Or maybe you're in a city setting when you realize that another driver is likely under the influence of alcohol.
In 2018, 27 teens were killed in traffic accidents in Utah. In total, 263 people were killed across the state. In 2019, that number has risen to 198 people so far, as of Nov. 13.
Car crashes can lead to a number of serious injuries, from lacerations to head injuries. Something people don't always think about, though, is the risk of injuries from burns.
Car crashes happen every day, but nothing can prepare you for when it happens to you. You were just driving a regular route when a driver from out of state crossed the center line and hit you. You had no time to slow down or prepare for the crash, so you both hit while traveling 45 mph.
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.
Men and women get into the driver's seat every day to go to work, run errands, pick up their kids, take road trips and so much more. When car manufacturers implement safety features, you would expect they take all drivers into consideration.
Cars that are moving at a faster speed can make a larger impact during an accident, which can lead to fatalities. New research shows speed limits that enable this driving behavior increase motorists’ risk of traffic deaths.
When someone chooses to get behind the wheel after drinking, they have made a choice that puts other lives at risk. They should be held accountable if they cause an accident.
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.