PRESS EVENT: UDOT and DPS to release preliminary 2017 traffic fatality numbers

UDOT and DPS to release preliminary 2017 traffic fatality numbers

New safety campaign launched to cut down on distracted driving

WHAT: On Wednesday, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will release preliminary traffic fatality numbers for 2017 and kick off a new safety campaign aimed at reducing distracted driving. UDOT and DPS leaders will be available at 9:30 a.m. for one-on-one interviews.

Prior to the media availability, the preliminary 2017 fatalities report will be emailed to media around 8 a.m. Wednesday to allow time for review.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.

 

WHO:

  • UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras
  • DPS Commissioner Keith Squires

VISUALS:

  • Infographics of 2017 fatality numbers (which will be made available digitally and in print).
  • Display of new Zero Fatalities distracted driving campaign materials. Campaign assets will be made available digitally.

WHERE:
Calvin Rampton Complex, Redwood Rooms A&B
4501 South 2700 West, Taylorsville, UT

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov

Lt. Todd Royce
UHP Public Information Officer
801-556-8261
troyce@utah.gov

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