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Bret Hanna

A Sober Reminder to Drive Safely in Bad Weather

A tragic legal saga came to an end yesterday in a Richfield courtroom in the wake of a deadly April 29, 2010, accident on Interstate 70. Sgt. Franco Aguilar, a Sevier County sheriff’s officer, was…

Bret Hanna

2010 A Better Year On Utah’s Highways

According to statistics reported today in the Salt Lake Tribune, deaths on Utah’s highways declined in 2010 for the third straight year. The numbers reported by the Utah Department of Transportation…

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Do Texting While Driving Bans Work?

Texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving have increased exponentially with the explosion of new forms of inexpensive technology that keep us all connected 24/7. Unfortunately, if…

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Wrong Way, Turn Around

A fiery crash on Interstate 215 in Salt Lake County last week claimed the life of one driver and seriously injured the second. An elderly gentleman drove his Toyota Camry the wrong way on the belt…

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Utah Highway Patrol Releases Dash Cam Video Of Fatal Accident Involving One Of Its Own

I did a post last month about several accidents that led to a final fatal accident miles away. Terrible weather on March 10th along the I-15 corridor north of St. George was cited as a contributing…

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NPR And Utah Researcher Are Not Only Foes Of Distracted Driving

This follows-up on my post earlier this week about the Applied Cognition Laboratory at the University of Utah joining forces with NPR’s Car Talk to combat distracted driving. The Applied Cognition…

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NPR And Utah Researcher Join Forces Against Distracted Driving

A University of Utah psychologist has teamed with Tom and Ray Magliozzi, hosts of NPR’s Car Talk, to offer the Driver Distraction Center as a resource to combat distracted driving. David Strayer,…

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Tragedy Compounded

One accident last Wednesday led to another, and the loss of life and tragedy that resulted seems hard to comprehend. The weather was terrible last Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 15 near Cedar…

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Grieving Family Helps Warn Against Dangers Of Drowsy Driving

A December 5, 2008, accident in Sardine Canyon caused by an 18-year-old drowsy driver took the lives of an adult couple and a 9-year-old girl. The parents of the adult woman, who are now caring for…

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Utah Highway Patrol Issues Plea for Trooper Safety to Motorists

In the last two months, sixteen UHP troopers have been struck by vehicles while on the job and eight cruisers have been totaled. In response, several of the injured troopers held a press conference…