UHP and SLPD team up for bicycle and pedestrian safety

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The Salt Lake Metropolis Police Division (SLCPD) and Division of Public Security Workplace (HSO) have teamed as much as attempt to enhance roadway and pedestrian security.

A press launch despatched to ABC4 Information stated The division not too long ago accomplished greater than 100 time beyond regulation shifts targeted on educating pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists about crosswalk security, and the hazard of distracted driving.

An enormous distinction this yr, the general public occasions have been canceled because of the pandemic. So the police took the schooling materials on-line to social media. You possibly can see among the supplies within the slideshow beneath.

Based on the press launch,

“Roadway and pedestrian security details supplied by the HSO:

  • 34% of distracted driving crashes in Utah contain drivers underneath age 21. 40% of distracted crashes contain mobile phone use.
  • 17% of all fatalities on Utah roadways contain pedestrians, killing 215 over the previous 5 years.
  • Enforcement efforts are working. In Salt Lake Metropolis, bicycle-involved crashes have decreased yearly since 2014.

The police division due to the HSO for being a vital associate within the effort to enhance pedestrian and roadway security in Utah. For extra details about the HSO evidence-based security grants, go to highwaysafety.utah.gov. “