More individuals die in motor vehicle crashes and recreational activity injuries occur during the period between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend than any other time of year. Public Safety officials say the Labor Day weekend is a particularly deadly time on the road and in Utah there are an average of four motor vehicle fatalities each Labor Day weekend. Motorists are encouraged to follow safe driving and traveling tips by wearing safety belts, and if the need arises to use your cell phone behind the wheel, pull over. Do not make and receive calls or text messages until you are no longer driving. Drivers are also encouraged to slow down and drive the speed limit. Speeding continues to be the number one contributing factor in all fatal crashes. Respect other travelers by keeping a safe following distance, merging correctly and using turn signals. Most importantly, do not drink and drive.
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