- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Utah Highway Patrol Troopers worked more than 400 shifts of enforcement activity over the July 24th Holiday weekend.

During that time 2,648 traffic stops were conducted with 41 arrests for DUI. Troopers wrote 1,717 speeding tickets, 65 distracted driving citations and investigated 82 crashes.

The UHP believes that the wearing of seatbelts greatly minimized the seriousness of injuries in those crashes. With all of the enforcement efforts by troopers, they were also able to assist 543 motorists that were stranded and in need of help to get to their destinations.

UHP Superintendent Danny Fuhr said, “That while this is one of the busiest travel holidays of the summer, our State Troopers were able to see a real reduction in serious crashes. We credit a lot of that reduction with the good choices that drivers are making by using seatbelts and not driving while distracted.” Fuhr goes on to say, “Our goal of zero fatalities is achievable as the motoring public works with law enforcement to do their part in staying safe.”

The Utah Highway Patrol is continuing to educate the public to wear a seat belt, not drive while impaired, travel the speed limit and keep distractions separate from driving.


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