UHP checkpoint checks for winter driving preparedness

The Utah Highway Patrol checked 828 vehicles Monday at Dry Lake in Sardine Canyon as part of a winter driving preparedness checkpoint. A news release states the focus was to make sure vehicles were in compliance for safe winter driving. Troopers warned over 150 drivers with violations including improper tires or balding tires, defective windshields, and other issues involving registration, driver licenses, and seatbelt violations. They also handed out winter driving pamphlets. The UHP is a partner in the ZERO FATALITIES program and reports they will be watching for impaired, fatigued, reckless, and texting drivers, along with those not wearing seatbelts during the upcoming holiday driving season in an effort to keep people as safe as possible.

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