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UHP conducts increased speed enforcement as 100 deadliest days of summer approaches

Utah Highway Patrol is conducting increased speed enforcement as 100 deadliest days of summer approaches. (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) -- Utah Highway Patrol is conducting increased speed enforcement as 100 deadliest days of summer approaches.

Though Utahns experienced snow just last week, UHP is conducting a targeted speed enforcement operation in Utah County on Thursday in preparation for warmer weather that results different driving behavior.

Extra motorcycle and patrol officers are working overtime shifts in a pre-selected section of Interstate 15 to create a highly visible effort.

The start of the 100 deadliest days of summer is a month away, and UHP is getting a jump start on its plans to help reduce traffic fatalities during this historically dangerous driving period.

The influencers of the increased speed enforcement are:

• Utah drivers who think clear skies and dry roads mean higher speeds are less risky should reconsider that thought.

• Speed is a leading contributor to crashes in Utah, especially during the 100 deadliest days of summer.

• The posted speed limit is not a suggestion, it’s the law. There is a reason for posted speed limits.

• The roadways are a dangerous place and the speed limits are designed to protect everyone.

• The choice to speed or drive aggressively can be a dangerous, selfish one that’s not worth the few minutes shaved off your travel time.

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