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.
- UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras
- DPS Commissioner Keith Squires
- 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.
Calvin Rampton Complex, Redwood Rooms A&B
4501 South 2700 West, Taylorsville, UT
UDOT Public Information Officer