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Drunk Driving

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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4 Things to Steer Clear of on New Year’s

Published on December 29, 2015 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Car Safety, Drunk Driving

New Year’s is a loud, exciting, and unfortunately dangerous holiday. Considering the wild celebrations that go on, this shouldn’t be too surprising. But, if you know what to avoid, you can enjoy the party without taking undue risks. Falling Bullets In some places, firing guns into the air is something of a New Year’s tradition.…

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Published on November 15, 2015 • Last updated May 10, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Car Safety, Drunk Driving, Fatal Accidents, Teen Driving

motorcycle at roadside memorial

Today is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims—an opportunity for us to think of those lost or injured in traffic accidents and the importance of road safety. Despite all the laws encouraging safe driving, there are over 30,000 fatal car crashes in the United States every year, and thousands more that cause serious injury. Why…

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Independence Day’s Hidden Danger

Published on July 1, 2015 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Car Safety, Drowsy Driving, Drunk Driving

Independence Day Driving

The main danger of the 4th of July is not the fireworks, but the accidents. Enjoying yourself should be your main concern this holiday weekend, so don’t let a car accident get in the way of that. Take extra care to stay safe on the roads! Dangerous Data Holiday weekends are notoriously dangerous times to…

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Beware! The Deadliest Days of Summer are Here

Published on May 28, 2015 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Car Accidents, Car Safety, Drunk Driving, Fatal Accidents

Summer brings long sunny days, time at the pool, baseball games, enjoying barbecues, and more. But along with all of the fun times, we get a number of saddening statistics. Some of the most dangerous and deadly days to drive occur in the summer months. The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day have been…

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Warmer Weather Isn’t Safer for Pedestrians

Published on March 17, 2015 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Drunk Driving, Fatal Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

Historic Salt Lake Street

As the weather warms up it becomes a little more pleasant to spend time outside and shake off winter’s chill.  Many of us enjoy a nice stroll around town in the sunshine.  We can spend time walking through Salt Lake, enjoying the historic buildings and great shopping centers.  Or we can wander around a few of…

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Common Car Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Published on January 12, 2015 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Car Safety, Distracted Driving, Drowsy Driving, Drunk Driving

Fender bender

What’s one thing all drivers on the road have in common? We’re all trying our best to avoid an accident. One step to becoming a better driver and avoiding accidents is being aware of the types of accidents and what you can do to minimize your chances of causing them.  Rear-end Collisions A rear-end collision…

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The Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Published on December 9, 2014 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Drunk Driving

Alcohol consumption affects your entire body. Over time, regular alcohol consumption can cause damage to your organs. In short bursts, alcohol is most commonly known to impair your judgment. Alcohol is a depressant; it will affect the neurotransmitter glutamate and increases the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. What that means: alcohol slows down your body. The factors…

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