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Car Accidents

Salt Lake City Hit and Run

Published on July 6, 2017 • Last updated December 9, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th, six pedestrians were hit by a vehicle at 465 West 200 South in Salt Lake City. One woman, whose name has been withheld, was killed in the accident, while several others were sent to a local hospital in critical condition. Though it appears that the car hit the…

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Utah Seat Belt Laws: Do I Have to Buckle Up?

Published on May 9, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Car Accidents, Car Safety

While driving, you may have noticed the “Click it or Ticket” billboards encouraging seat belt use. Utah seat belt laws apply to and affect everyone on the road, from drivers to passengers. These laws state that everyone in a vehicle must wear a seat belt. In addition, children younger than 8 years old must be…

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Medical Care After an Accident: Should I Seek It?

Published on April 28, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Accident Books, Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Car Accidents, Utah Lawyer

Accidents happen, and sometimes you may need medical care after an accident. You’ve probably wondered what you should do in that type of situation. Many times people are hesitant to get medical care. Because, they don’t want to get the other party involved “in trouble,” or they’re worried about the cost. However, getting medical care…

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Utah DUI Laws

Published on March 23, 2017 • Last updated May 10, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Car Safety, Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence is dangerous for everyone on the road and can cause serious accidents. Fortunately, Utah laws discourage drunk driving. If your blood alcohol content is over .08%, you can potentially be charged for two crimes: driving under the influence and driving while over the blood alcohol limit. Utah takes drunk driving very seriously and…

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International Day of Happiness: Avoiding Road Rage

Published on March 20, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Car Accidents, Car Safety

March 20th is the International Day of Happiness! Positive attitudes can have a significant impact on many different aspects of life. One of the most frustrating daily activities many of us take part in is driving and commuting. Road rage can easily take over tense situations. Avoiding road rage can minimize accidents and promote safety…

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Utah Drivers: Worst in the Nation?

Published on January 23, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Car Safety, Fatal Accidents

Driving can be a scary and stressful experience, especially if you are surrounded by terrible drivers. People often say that their state has the worst drivers, but what is the reality? One insurance agency recently used data to try and identify the best and worst drivers by state. The agency, QuoteWizard, used statistics like accidents, speeding tickets,…

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Icy Roads: What to Do When You Slide

Published on January 5, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Car Accidents, Car Safety

Driving this time of year can be incredibly stressful. As clear as the roads may appear, there is often invisible black ice that can cause your car to slide. It is a bit of a shock to hit an icy patch and slide, but it important to stay calm and keep control. Knowledge and good driving technique will help…

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Winter Car Care: Stay Safe in the Snow

Published on December 5, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Car Safety

Driving is more treacherous when temperatures drop and snow starts falling. This may seem obvious, given the greater chance of sliding on icy roads. However, internal car problems such as mechanical failure are also common during the winter. Fortunately, proper care and maintenance can help make your winter driving experiences safer and more enjoyable. Here are some tips…

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