The Utah Department of Public Safety’s Highway Safety Office is the lead agency in the state responsible for behavioral change programs to reduce traffic-related deaths, serious injuries and property loss.

Our office was created as a result of the U.S. Highway Safety Act of 1966, and since 1969, Utah’s injury and fatal crash rates have steadily declined. This success has been attributed to statewide traffic safety programs, increased law enforcement activities and increased awareness of traffic safety issues in local communities.

As motorcycle riding has become an increasingly popular activity in Utah, motorcycle fatalities have displayed an increasing trend, which the HSO’s motorcycle safety program is working to help reverse through support of education and awareness campaigns.