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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Media Event

Thursday April 25, 2019
Sgt. Nick Street Speaks to a member of the media

With 2018 seeing the highest increase in motorcycle fatalities in Utah history, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) say driver and motorcycle rider behavior must change on Utah’s roads.

Poster with information about motorcycle fatalities in Utah 2013*2018

Motorcycle fatalities increased almost 24 percent last year, from 38 in 2017 to 47 in 2018.  

At Bill’s Boneyard, a motorcycle junkyard that shows showing the result of bad behaviors, safety professionals and motorcyclists addressed the media for the purpose of challenging Utah drivers and riders to change behaviors for the purpose of making Utah roads safer.

Lindsay Ross shares information about her motorcycle crash with members of the media.

Watch/Read News Stories From the Event

KSL – https://www.ksl.com/article/46538020/utahs-rise-in-motorcycle-deaths-could-reverse-with-awareness

KUTV – https://kutv.com/news/local/officials-warn-as-utah-motorcycle-deaths-see-record-increase

KSTU – https://fox13now.com/2019/04/23/six-motorcycle-fatalities-reported-in-utah-so-far-this-year-drivers-and-riders-urged-to-be-cautious/

KTVX – https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/officials-as-weather-warms-watch-out-for-motorcyclists/1948908453

Univision – https://www.facebook.com/Univision32/videos/1014659832257395/

SL Trib – https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/04/23/be-careful-utah/

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