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Utah Highway Patrol urges Utahns to be more aware while driving

Clark Van Der Beken

Utah Highway Patrol announced today that they have seen at least one death every day since Halloween weekend from car crashes. They say crash numbers usually decrease at this time of year, but that has not been the case so far.


Highway Patrol took to social media to make these announcements saying that every Utahn has the responsibility to evaluate their own driving behaviors. 2021 has come with a significant increase in roadway deaths, says highway patrol, and the situation has almost reached crisis level.


UHP says over 90% of crashes in Utah are a result of driver error. They say not becoming too casual or carefree while driving is important in preventing crashes.

Emma Feuz is a senior at Utah State University majoring in broadcast journalism with minors in sociology and political science. She grew up in Evanston, Wyoming where, just like Utah State, the sagebrush also grows. Emma found her love of writing at an early age and slowly discovered her interest in all things audio and visual throughout her years in school. She is excited to put those passions to use at UPR. When school isn't taking up her time, Emma loves longboarding, cheering on the Denver Broncos, and cleaning the sink at Angies.