Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been of the most dangerous weekends on Utah’s roads, and if the trends of this year continue, we may see more of the same. The Utah Department of Transportation reports there have already been 74 fatalities on Utah’s roads thus far in 2012, up from 72 at the end of May last year. Said Robert Hall, director of traffic and safety for the Utah Department of Transportation, “We’re now trending above last year’s fatality numbers, which is a very disturbing trend.” Fatalities have been down 37% since the year 2000, though it appears this year may prove different.
With 6 major constructions going on across Utah right now, drivers need to watch for cones, signs, decreased speed limits, and temporary traffic signals. There have already been 2 deaths in construction zones so far this year, and millions are expected to travel by vehicle over the course of the next few days. For your sake and the sake of others, please be careful and vigilant while you drive.
If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident over Memorial Day due to the negligence of another, contact an auto accident attorney to discuss your case. The Christensen Law Firm will help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (801) 506-0800.