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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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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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Cracked Windshield? Here’s What to Do

Published on November 28, 2016 • Last updated May 10, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Car Safety

Has a rock ever hit your windshield while you were driving down the freeway? The loud, sharp noise it makes can be frightening, but the damage it causes can be even more nerve-wracking. Driving with a cracked or chipped windshield is potentially dangerous. These cracks and chips can spread and weaken your windshield, in addition…

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Vehicle Fires: Why They Start and How to Avoid Them

Published on November 7, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Car Safety

Even in mild fender-benders, car parts or engines may be damaged. This damage can be dangerous and may lead to serious consequences — including vehicle fires. Vehicle fires account for 20% of all reported fires. Recently in Salt Lake City, a vehicle fire blocked an I-15 off-ramp after a collision. After these accidents, many car owners wonder what…

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