Prevent drowsy driving

The Utah Department of Public Safety said that since 2007, an average of 1,085 crashes and 23 deaths each year result from drowsy driving. That’s why it’s not unusual to see signs posted on long stretches of freeway such as Interstate 80 east of Wendover warning drivers to pull over if they are becoming drowsy.

The highest concentration of accidents related to drowsy driving involve young, male drivers from rural parts of Utah. Statistics show that Millard, Juab and Emery counties had the highest percent of crashes involving drowsy drivers, and July and August had the highest number of crashes involving those struggling to stay awake at the wheel.

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Back to school driving safety tips

With the start of school, we might be stuck in a little bit more traffic, but here are some very helpful tips.

Here’s a refresher course on school safety laws for D.C., Maryland and Virginia Drivers.

*In all 50 states it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus loading or unloading children. The only exception to this rule is when you are traveling on a divided roadway.

*Maryland, D.C. and Virginia law states that, you can pass a stopped school bus on the opposite side of the road. However, all traffic behind a school bus (on the same side of the road) must always stop.

*The 10 feet surrounding a school bus is considered the most dangerous area for children. Make sure you’re giving more than the minimum amount of space. In the District commuters are required to give at least 15 feet. Maryland law says drivers must give 20 feet

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Looking for a few more miles to the gallon?

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Driving safety a must in winter weather

While you should always look to be a safe driver, when the weather is bad, it is even more important to be careful.

Noted in the article, “In the United States each year, approximately 7,500 roadway deaths and 450,000 injuries are associated with poor weather-related driving conditions. It is reported that weather plays a role in approximately 30 percent of all crashes and accounts for 20 percent of all roadway fatalities.”

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