highway safety

Public Safety
4:57 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

House Bill Could Mean Higher Speed Limits

The House passed a bill Friday by Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, that may mean more 80 mph highways in Utah. The bill goes next to the Senate for consideration.
Credit Utah Department of Transportation

    

The Utah House has passed a bill that could mean higher speed limits on more of Utah’s interstate highways.

Close to 400 miles of Utah’s highways already allow drivers to go 80 mph. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, says more areas of interstate freeway should be considered for higher speeds. His bill would allow the Utah Department of Transportation to study divided highways where it might make sense to let drivers go faster. He says the Utah Division of Air Quality told him that faster driving does not lead to more pollution.

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Education
5:56 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

500 Motorcyclists Expected in the 4th Annual “See Me Save Me” Ride

Credit Hill Air Force Base Motorcycle Safety Program

Drivers from Layton to Ogden including West Haven and South Weber may be affected by the 4th Annual “See Me Save Me” Motorcycle Ride from the Hill Air Force Base Aerospace Museum Thursday morning. Alan Woods is the motorcycle safety program manager at Hill Air Force Base. He says he’s expecting about 500 motorcycle riders to gather for the event tomorrow beginning at 10:30.

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Public Safety
4:40 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

More Utah Highways Could See 80 MPH Speed Limits

Southern speed limit test area on I-15
UDOT

The speed limit on several sections of Utah’s interstate highways could soon be increased to 80 miles per hour.

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Public Safety
2:36 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Utah's I-80: Speed Kills

I-80 near Wendover, UT
Wikimedia Commons

Even as highway fatalities have been going down across Utah, they've been going up on Interstate 80 through Utah's West Desert from Lakepoint to Wendover. A big reason for that is excessive speed. Dwayne Baird with the Utah Department of Public Safety says troopers have written more than 400 citations this year for vehicles going 100 miles an hour or more. In a few cases, drivers have been caught doing 150.

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