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

Eli Mitchell (Courtesy Mitchell family)...
Alex Cabrero

West Jordan community comes together to remember 13-year-old hit, killed by drunk driver

Today marks one year since 13-year-old Eli Mitchell was hit and killed by a drunk driver in West Jordan. To honor his memory, the community put up hundreds of ribbons and held a special ceremony.
12 months ago
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Pat Reavy, KSL.com

Utah trooper who hit wrong-way driver to stop him says he acted instinctively

Chad McCoy wasn't aware there was a wrong-way driver nearby until he saw the pickup truck coming right at him.
12 months ago
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Katija Stjepovic and Aley Davis

Back to basics: What one Utah driver’s ed teacher wants you to know

As more drivers hit the road and take advantage of the warmer weather, UDOT officials say we can’t lose sight of Utah’s zero fatalities goal. That’s why educators and safety advocates are taking a new approach called “Back to Basics.”
12 months ago
From brakes to tires, manager Chris Pappas at Hillside Tire & Service said folks are waiting too lo...
Matt Gephardt and Cindy St. Clair

Utah vehicle safety inspections drop 92%, crashes related to equipment failure remain flat

It’s been five years since mandatory vehicle safety inspections hit the rearview mirror. Does that mean Utah roads are more dangerous? KSL Investigator Matt Gephardt digs into the crash data.
1 year ago
Tooele crash...
Andrew Adams

Family members injured in Tooele County high speed crash

A woman called on drivers not to get behind the wheel while impaired after a violent crash that left two of her loved ones injured.
1 year ago
Crosswalk safety...
Katija Stjepovic

UHP reminder about crosswalk safety as more head outdoors

Whether it's taking the dog out for an extra walk or wiping the rust off of that bike, Utahns have been soaking up the sun after feeling cooped up for months. 
1 year ago
Weber head-on collision...
Cary Schwanitz

1 killed in fiery head-on collision in Weber County; 2 dead in crash near Saltair

One person died in a fiery head-on crash on I-15 in the Riverdale area early Sunday, the Utah Highway Patrol said.
1 year ago
Water drain...
Katija Stjepovic, Cary J. Schwanitz

UDOT clearing debris to prevent highway flooding

Earlier this year snow was a big danger for drivers but now it’s becoming rain and wet roads.
1 year ago
Three people died in this Kane County crash...
Andrew Adams

Family remembers two loved ones killed in crash near Kanab

Family members on Thursday remembered loved ones killed in a triple-fatal crash in Kane County.
1 year ago
Traffic on Interstate 80 in Crockett, California, on June 9. The National Transportation Safety Boa...
Katija Stjepovic

Drowsy driving cases on the rise in Utah

A new AAA study shows many of us don't know how sleepy we are behind the wheel.
1 year ago
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Madison Swenson

Tips for driving safely after daylight saving time change

Daylight saving is Sunday, which means it's time to move our clocks forward an hour. The change may impact our traveling abilities, so here are some tips to keep you safe out on the roads, courtesy of Zero Fatalities.
1 year ago
school crossing...
Katija Stjepovic

Utah lawmakers consider return of photo radar

A new bill before the legislature would bring photo radar back to Utah as speeding in construction and school zones becomes a growing safety concern.
1 year ago
One person killed crash...
Pat Reavy, KSL.com 

Driver killed in weather-related crash on I-15

One person was killed in a weather-related crash on I-15 on Wednesday.
1 year ago
emergency lights...
Pat Reavy, KSL.com 

UHP: Alleged drunk driver doing doughnuts on I-80, going wrong way

As if the weather wasn't already creating enough hazardous driving conditions, Utah Highway Patrol troopers say they also had to deal with an impaired driver who was driving the wrong way and doing doughnuts on the freeway Wednesday morning.
1 year ago
This still from a UDOT video shows the new wrong way signs lighting up as a test vehicle drives the...
Josh Ellis

UDOT to install new wrong-way driver detection and alert systems

UDOT is installing a new system to reduce the number of wrong-way drivers on Utah's freeways.
1 year ago
Cars lined up in Cottonwood canyon...
Ladd Egan

Traffic laws in Cottonwood canyons frustrate drivers

It’s been a winter full of snowstorms and powder days, but also a season of traffic headaches for drivers in the Cottonwood canyons.
1 year ago
Railroad crossing safety...
Katija Stjepovic

Bill to make Utah railroad crossings safer advances in House

As the beehive state continues to grow, more people are commuting, whether by car, train, or foot, we have seen more collisions on Utah's railroads.
1 year ago
Elk herd near Parleys Canyon...
Jed Boal

3 elk die after herd wanders onto roads near Parleys Canyon

A large herd of elk continues to keep motorists and state troopers on high alert near the mouth of Parleys Canyon.
1 year ago
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Karah Brackin

Troopers advise caution after rough start to the year on Utah’s roads

UHP says it's seeing an uptick in wrong-way driving after one person was killed in Salt Lake County Wednesday morning. KSL TV is also learning more about the man who died in an auto-pedestrian crash Tuesday.
1 year ago
UDOT Davis Co. detours...
Katija Stjepovic and Cary J. Schwanitz

Northern Utah construction projects could slow weekend plans

The Utah Department of Transportation will close the southbound lanes of Legacy Parkway between Park Lane in Farmington and Parrish Lane in Centerville for the second straight weekend.
1 year ago
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Tamara Vaifanua

SLC Police conduct crosswalk safety enforcement after several auto-pedestrian crashes

Salt Lake City police conducted a crosswalk safety enforcement Thursday morning. It comes as at least half a dozen people have been hit by cars — and a 31-year-old man lost his life this past week.
1 year ago
[File] Utah Highway Patrol State Trooper car (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)...
Madison Swenson

Utah troopers stop more than 3,500 vehicles for speeding in first 2 weeks of 2023

UHP said troopers stopped more than 10,000 vehicles in the state during the first two weeks of the new year, with 3,567 of those being for speeding violations.
1 year ago
A pedestrian crosses the street...
Katija Stjepovic

Salt Lake City community group demands measures to protect pedestrians

The community-based group Sweet Streets demanded Utah leaders take action to slow and prevent the number of injured and killed pedestrians.
1 year ago
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
Jed Boal

Number of 100 mph speeders cited in Utah nearly doubles in four years

Utah drivers admit to speeding over 100 mph more than any other drivers, according to a recent national survey — a statistic that is not surprising to UHP.
1 year ago

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