KSL TV is committed to be part of the solution to making Utah’s roads safer.

With 2022 already facing a higher death rate than 2021 — a year that tragically marked a nearly 20-year high in fatalities — KSL TV will investigate trends and report on-air and online to present solutions that can save lives now.

Our Road to Zero Fatalities: You Hold The Key campaign encourages you to join us in pledging to follow the ABCs of safer driving.

Road to Zero Pledge: Protect lives by following the ABCs of safety.

DRIVE ATTENTIVELY: I will eliminate distractions and focus on the road, other vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists while following traffic laws.

DRIVE BUCKLED: I will wear a seat belt and ensure that all those in my vehicle use properly fastened, life-saving seat belts.

DRIVE CALM: I will remember that lives are at stake, not compromise safety when other drivers are inconsiderate, and never use others’ poor driving to excuse my bad driving.

We also invite families to submit photos of loved ones who lost their lives on Utah roads. Let’s all remember the lives represented in the startling statistics.

Spencer Rawles
Fatality # 159. Four seconds would have made a difference. Four seconds and Looking Twice would’ve saved his life.
Veronica Pedersen
Veronica was killed while walking to work in Tooele. She was 3 months pregnant.
Nathan Lance
Save a life! Look twice before turning, put your phone down. It can wait. Those who are left behind will miss you!
Micheal Green
My brother was killed in a crash with a person driving under the influence, in a stolen vehicle. It's time for change!
Tyler Blais and Darrin Elwood
My nephew Tyler and his best friend Darrin where killed in drowsy driving car accident. Tyler just 17 and Darrin 18.
Kirk Burton
He flipped his car taking his injured dog to the vet.
Gladys Ericson-Vause
My beautiful grandma was killed by an impaired wrong way driver.
Rachel Stay
My youngest child was killed in a head on collision with a semi on 12/16/2020.It broke just about every bone in her body
Norma Olson
My mother was killed in an automobile accident she was T-boned and ejected out the window. Died instantly from Injuries

Road to Zero

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Ayanna Likens

Utah sees rise in auto-pedestrian crashes

An alarming concern on Utah roads — a rise in auto-pedestrian crashes, including three that happened within the last 24 hours.
4 months ago
Utah Highway Patrol troopers were citing unsafe drivers on I-15 near the Point of the Mountain. (KS...
Matt Rascon

UHP cracks down on unsafe drivers along I-15

Utah Highway Patrol troopers were out in force Wednesday, to remind drivers to slow down along a stretch of I-15 known for its speeding.
4 months ago
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Josh Ellis, Karah Brackin, & Ladd Egan

2 killed in separate Utah Co. crashes; 1 injured after hitting school bus in Clearfield

Emergency crews responded to fatal crashes in Saratoga Springs and Spanish Fork Canyon while two crashes caused heavy delays in Davis County Monday morning.
4 months ago
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Ayanna Likens

How to make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed

It's Child Passenger Safety week, and it's crucial that your kids are properly buckled in before you hit the road.
5 months ago
A collection of 45 pairs of shoes honors the 45 individuals killed in auto-pedestrian crashes in Ut...
Jed Boal

45 killed in auto-pedestrian crashes honored with 45 shoes

A collection of 45 pairs of shoes honors the 45 individuals killed in auto-pedestrian crashes in Utah last year.
5 months ago
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Shara Park

Trauma surgeon gives sobering perspective as Utah wraps up its 100 Deadliest Days

While the number of Utahns killed during the summer months is slightly down compared to last year, we're still seeing a record number of people killed on our roadways. KSL's Shara Park looks at the concerning trends and shares a perspective from someone who has dedicated his life to saving yours.
5 months ago
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Mike Anderson

Utah community raises funds to protect school crossing guards

People in one Cache Valley community are working together to protect their crossing guards. This comes after one was struck in a hit and run.
5 months ago
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Karah Brackin

UDOT, DPS reminding drivers to be safe this Labor Day weekend

Utah road crash survivors also shared their stories as the state continues on the Road to Zero Fatalities.
5 months ago
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Shelby Lofton

‘You need to be in control of that machine:’ Professional race car drivers share safe driving tips for Utah roads

Drivers at Utah Motorsports Campus shared the tools they use on the track that can be transferred to the streets.
5 months ago
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Ladd Egan

Road To Zero Fatalities: Male vs. female drivers

An analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that during nearly every year since 1975 to 2020 the number of U.S. men killed in crashes was more than twice that of women.
6 months ago
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Dan Rascon

Utah sees spike in bicycle fatalities

According to the latest numbers from the Utah Department of Transportation, Utah has seen 11 fatalities, more than any previous year in the past decade, and there are still five months left in the year.
6 months ago
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Lauren Steinbrecher

Speeding, distracted driving leading to increase in crashes on Utah city streets

Utah is seeing a concerning increase in crashes on city streets. On Wednesday, KSL's Lauren Steinbrecher was in Sandy as police explained which issues on the road are the worst they've seen in years and what they're doing about it.
6 months ago
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Cary Schwanitz

Bountiful man killed, three juveniles injured in I-70 crash

A Bountiful man died in a single-car crash on I-70 near Green River last week.
6 months ago
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Josh Ellis and Karah Brackin, KSL TV

One dead after SLC motorcycle crash; third serious crash in 12 hours

Police are investigating after a person was killed in a motorcycle crash on 1300 East near 2300 South.
6 months ago
The Utah Highway Patrol has responded to 99 calls of wrong-way drivers on freeways this year....
Shara Park and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

Putting the brakes on wrong-way drivers: Finding solutions to deadly crashes

Utah is close to breaking records of deadly wrong-way crashes. Why is this happening? KSL News Specialist Shara Park digs into solutions.
6 months ago
FILE: A Utah Highway Patrol vehicle in Salt Lake City is pictured on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (Dese...
Michael Houck

UHP reports four fatal crashes over Pioneer Day weekend

Utah Highway Patrol released their enforcement stats for Pioneer Day weekend, including four fatalities and three wrong-way drivers. 
6 months ago
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Cary Schwanitz

Motorcyclist killed in Salt Lake after getting rear-ended by driver using Tesla autopilot

A motorcyclist died after getting hit from behind on I-15.
7 months ago
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Cary Schwanitz

I-80 is open again after fiery crash near Great Saltair

All lanes of Interstate 80 have reopened after one person died in a violent crash Saturday night.
7 months ago
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Karah Brackin

UHP launches ‘Speeding Wrecks Lives’ campaign as deadly crashes rise

The Utah Highway Safety Office and Utah Highway Patrol are pushing the message for drivers to slow down.
7 months ago
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Lauren Steinbrecher

‘It’s very troubling’: Motorcycle fatalities up 40% in Utah; UDOT trying to find out why

Alarming numbers from the Utah Department of Transportation show a huge increase in motorcycle fatalities in Utah this year, compared to the average of the last five years. 
7 months ago
Law enforcement responded to a wrong-way driver on I-15 near Roy. (Jeffrey Moore)...
Cary Schwanitz

UHP stops wrong-way driver on I-15 near Roy

Troopers from the Utah Highway Patrol stopped a wrong-way driver on I-15 early Sunday morning.
7 months ago
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Madison Swenson

Two dead, one extremely critical following three-car crash on US-6

Two people are dead and another is in extremely critical condition following a three-car crash at Soldier Summit.
7 months ago
A multiage agency motor squad getting ready for traffic enforcement before July 4 weekend....
Jed Boal

Psychologist: stress is major factor of speeding and aggressive driving

Aggressive driving and speeding has been rising in Utah for the past two years, and some psychologists believe your mental state is the leading cause.
7 months ago
Rep. Carol Moss drives in her Holladay neighborhood. (Tanner Siegworth/KSL TV)...
Annie Knox

Is it time for Utah to toughen its distracted driving law?

Distracted driving played a role in more than 2,300 crashes in Utah this year, killing a total of seven people. Both a longtime Utah lawmaker and a first-time candidate for state Senate say tougher enforcement is overdue.
7 months ago
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