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2016 Preliminary Traffic Fatality Report

Posted on: January 18th, 2017

On Wednesday, January 18, UDOT and DPS released preliminary traffic fatality numbers for 2016. 280 people lost their lives on Utah roads last year. 94% of these deaths were the consequences of human error (driving distracted, aggressive, drowsy, impaired or unbuckled) We ask you to please honor their lives by choosing to drive safe. Read […]

Drowsy Driving Awareness Week

Posted on: August 22nd, 2016

Driving while drowsy is a dangerous combination. With slowed reaction time, decreased awareness, and impaired judgement, drowsy driving can be just as fatal as drinking and driving. The third full week in August marks Drowsy Driving Awareness Week in Utah. Here are some statistics that prove that when it comes to getting behind the wheel, […]

New State Crime Lab Nears Completion

Posted on: August 12th, 2016

Ten years in the making, and now a light at the end of the tunnel. As part of National Forensic Science Week, The Department of Public Safety recently invited local media outlets to come tour our new state of the art crime lab that is being constructed in Taylorsville. The new building will feature bays […]