We strongly support the Utah organization Zero Fatalities’ efforts to help Utah Residents and others on our roads stay safe this season. Their message is extremely important this time of year as studies show that fatal car crashes increase 52 percent the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Zero Fatalities lists five deadly behaviors to avoid while driving:

• Don’t drive drowsy,
• Don’t drive distracted,
• Don’t drive aggressively,
• Always buckle up.

If everyone wore seat belts, traffic fatalities would be reduced by half. Aggressive driving is a factor in one in four fatal crashes, the same for distracted driving; it’s a factor in one of every four crashes. And drowsy driving killed as many people as drunk driving in Utah last year.