All Drivers

be a safe and responsible driver

A GOAL WE CAN ALL LIVE WITH

Every year traffic crashes kill over 30,000 people and injure about 2 million people nationwide. The best way to survive a crash is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Through years of research, we have found that almost every crash and the resulting fatalities come down to one or more deadly driving behaviors. Learn what you can do to be a  safer driver and how to avoid crashes and injury.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET INTO A CRASH

  1. If it is clear, safe and legal, stop your vehicle. Move the vehicle out of the roadway if necessary.
  2. Turn off the ignition of the cars involved.
  3. Make sure everyone involved in the crash is OK.
  4. Call 911.
  5. If you have reflective triangles or flares set them around the crash site.
  6. Gather the names of witnesses of the crash.
  7. Take a picture with a camera and/or draw a quick diagram. Also note the date, time and weather.
  8. Write down the driver’s name, license, and plate numbers.
  9. Exchange insurance information. Do not discuss “fault” or make statements about the crash.
  10. Get a copy of the police report of the crash from the investigating law enforcement agency.

What to do when the unexpected happens on the freeway

If possible, exit the freeway as soon as possible, then turn right. Once your vehicle is stopped, call 9-1-1.

If your vehicle is driveable and you can safely move in traffic,

Pull over to the right

Shoulder

or exit the freeway

Call 9-1-1

Immediately

Follow the

Instructions

given by the 9-1-1- operator

Stay in your car and

Keep your seat belt on

Stay in your car on the freeway

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Utah’s Driver Point system

70 POINTS

and you are out!

Note: Points may vary plus or minus 10 percent depending upon severity of the record.

Reckless Driving80
Speeding (Depending on Severity)35 to 75
Failure to Yield Right-of-Way60
Following too Closely (Tailgating)60
Wrong Side of Road60
Wrong Way on One-Way Street60
Red Light50
Stop Sign50
Improper Lookout50
Negligent Passing50
Negligent Collision50
Other Moving Violations40