UDOT and DPS to release preliminary 2016 traffic fatality numbers
Safety advocates ask Utahns to honor lives lost by choosing to drive safely
WHAT: On Wednesday, UDOT and DPS will release preliminary traffic fatality numbers for 2016. Leadership from the Departments of Transportation and Public Safety will be available at the State Capitol for one-on-one interviews.
Markers will fill the West staircase in the Capitol, one for each life lost on Utah roads in 2016, in memoriam and as a reminder to always put safety first while driving.
Prior to the media availability, the preliminary 2016 fatalities report will be emailed to media at 8 a.m. Wednesday to allow time for review.
WHEN: Media Availability Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 10 a.m.
10 a.m. Welcome, John Gleason (UDOT PIO) and Marissa Villasenor (DPS PIO)
10:05 a.m. One-on-one interviews, Carlos Braceras and Commissioner Keith Squires
Director Carlos Braceras, UDOT
Commissioner Keith Squires, DPS
Memorial markers depicting the number of Utah’s 2016 traffic-related deaths
Display of 2016 fatality numbers as infographics. Infographics will be made available to media, digitally and in print
WHERE: Utah State Capitol Rotunda, 350 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111