DRIVING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DRIVING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utahn charged with auto homicide in death of Caffe Ibis owner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818855-78/henson-driving-logan-wirth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818855-78/henson-driving-logan-wirth.html.csp">Utahn charged with auto homicide in death of Caffe Ibis owner</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T21:09:21.58-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An alleged drunk driver was charged Monday with automobile homicide in connection with a crash that killed the co-owner of a Logan coffee company. Alvin Blaine Henson, 40, was charged in Cache County’s 1st District Court with second-degree felony automobile homicide, along with Class B misdemeanors related to being an alcohol restricted driver and not having a DUI interlock system in the car he was driving at the time of the Thursday accident. Randy Wirth, 67, died Saturday from injuries suffer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57818855@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:09:21 MDT Suspected DUI crash sends 3 Cache County men to hospital http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57807120-78/pickup-driver-alcohol-cache.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57807120-78/pickup-driver-alcohol-cache.html.csp">Suspected DUI crash sends 3 Cache County men to hospital</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T13:01:38.456-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 01:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three people were injured, one seriously, when a suspected drunk driver plowed his pickup truck head-on into a car and a motorcycle in the Cache County town of Millville. Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson said the crashes occurred about 7:30 p.m. Thursday near 140 West and 200 South when the eastbound 1993 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, driven by a 40-year-old Millville man, went out of control and into the westbound lanes. The pickup truck struck both a 1999 Cadillac DeVille driven by a 51-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807120@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:01:38 MDT Letter: Could awful Utah driving habits be linked to high rate of mental illness? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57698099-82/mental-illness-utah-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57698099-82/mental-illness-utah-driving.html.csp">Letter: Could awful Utah driving habits be linked to high rate of mental illness?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T01:01:03.176-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Having lived in several states, I’ve witnessed reckless driving habits of countless individuals from all walks of life, but I have yet to see a group of drivers as reckless, nay repulsive, as the ones I have seen here in this great state. After reading about our high rate of mental illness, the highest in the nation, actually, I thought that maybe the two were linked in some sort of way (“Two faces of Utah: Healthy but mentally ill,” Tribune, March 16). Does the “Awe, $?@! it” attitude of a lo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698099@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Police release identity of West Jordan man killed in Sardine Canyon crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57686637-78/police-canyon-love-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57686637-78/police-canyon-love-killed.html.csp">Police release identity of West Jordan man killed in Sardine Canyon crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T19:43:12.978-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 07:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 25-year-old West Jordan man was ejected from his vehicle and killed Saturday morning in Sardine Canyon. Police believe the accident occurred between 7:15 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. near mile marker 16 on Highway 89-91. They received a call from another motorist who spotted Weston R. Love lying in a field. When police arrived at 8:35 a.m., Love had died. Police then located his gray 2011 Jeep Cherokee nearby. Cache County sheriff’s Sgt. Lee Perry said Love appeared to have been driving about 90 mph hea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57686637@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:43:12 MDT Letter: Distracted-driving bill doesn’t go far enough http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57676804-82/bill-driving-drivers-orem.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57676804-82/bill-driving-drivers-orem.html.csp">Letter: Distracted-driving bill doesn’t go far enough</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T01:01:03.226-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a constant advocate for hands-on driving, I felt that this year the state Legislature had moved into the world of reality. Finally SB253 would not only forbid texting but ban entirely the use of a hand-held phone. Not so fast. The bill was watered down in committee. No surprise. Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, said she voted against the bill because it does not create a delineation of what drivers can and cannot do (“Senate OKs bill targeting distracted driving,” Tribune, March 11). Eliminat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676804@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Lawmakers show a need for speed, but not more seat-belt enforcement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57671473-90/ban-belt-bill-bills.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57671473-90/ban-belt-bill-bills.html.csp">Lawmakers show a need for speed, but not more seat-belt enforcement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T00:03:02.154-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 12:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Transportation bills took a wild, sometimes swerving ride in this year’s legislative session. Lawmakers approved allowing 80 mph speed zones on any state freeway where officials determine it is safe at the same time they killed bills to toughen seat-belt enforcement, arguing it infringed on personal freedom. They waited until the last night to pass a bill to make it easier to enforce laws that ban texting while driving. SB253, now on its way to the governor, would ban manual punching of keys of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57671473@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:03:02 MDT South By Southwest goes on after crash kills 2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57680230-200/police-austin-acevedo-driver.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57680230-200/police-austin-acevedo-driver.html.csp">South By Southwest goes on after crash kills 2</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WILL WEISSERT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T22:46:40.589-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">AUSTIN, Texas • Fleeing police, a driver gunned a gray Honda Civic through a street barricade and into a crowd of South By Southwest festival attendees early Thursday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and casting a pall over one of the nation’s hippest celebrations of music, movies and technology. The driver struck multiple pedestrians around 12:30 a.m. on a block filled with concertgoers, then sped down the street, hitting and killing a man from the Netherlands on a bicycle and an Austin ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57680230@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:46:40 MDT Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. resigns after DUI charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57673938-78/adams-alcohol-department-sheriff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57673938-78/adams-alcohol-department-sheriff.html.csp">Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. resigns after DUI charges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T23:30:12.445-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The lieutenant over investigations for the Washington County Sheriff’s Department resigned this week following DUI charges. Jason Lynn Adams, 39, was driving with four children on Feb. 9 on State Road 17 near Toquerville when his Ford F-150 rolled off the road, troopers wrote in a probable cause statement filed last months. None of the children was injured in the crash. When troopers arrived, Adams said he had multiple guns in the truck because he was taking his children to a shooting range, t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57673938@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:30:12 MDT Salt Lake may need punishments, not only rewards, to change driving behavior http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57665426-78/transit-driving-sltrib-cities.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57665426-78/transit-driving-sltrib-cities.html.csp">Salt Lake may need punishments, not only rewards, to change driving behavior</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T18:07:15.283-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In yesterday’s story about Utah’s burgeoning transit use, Salt Lake City spokesman Art Raymond mentioned the new, very cheap transit pass. The idea is that the pass is supposed to be an incentive for new bus and train riders. It’s a “carrot,” or a reward that doesn’t penalize anyone for desired behavior. But the idea raises important questions: can cities really achieve their transit dreams entirely with “carrots?” Or, do they need to use more “sticks” — policies that actually make behaviors li...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57665426@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:07:15 MDT New drivers may face extra test http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57662623-90/exam-test-written-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57662623-90/exam-test-written-driving.html.csp">New drivers may face extra test</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T20:35:33.687-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 08:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New drivers may soon have to take an additional written test before they receive their first full driver license. The House voted 73-0 Monday to pass HB206, and sent it to the Senate. Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, the bill’s sponsor, said currently a 15-year-old seeking a license takes a short written exam before obtaining a learner’s permit, and eventually takes a driving exam after practice. The bill would also require a final written exam, which could be taken online. He said it would be desig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57662623@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:35:33 MDT Senate OKs bill targeting distracted driving http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57660366-90/bill-car-dialing-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57660366-90/bill-car-dialing-drivers.html.csp">Senate OKs bill targeting distracted driving</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Amy McDonald</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T20:02:41.965-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 08:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A year ago, Leslee Henson and her husband were struck by a car while walking in St. George — an accident caused by a driver who was texting. Her husband was killed instantly and she sustained fractures to her neck and back, plus head trauma that she said led to 5,000 stitches and staples in her skull and separated nerves in her eyes. She sat in the state Capitol to watch the Utah Senate pass SB253s1, a bill that would tighten laws against using cellphones while driving. The bill passed with a 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57660366@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:02:41 MDT Colorado uses humor in campaign against stoned driving http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57653127-78/marijuana-colorado-driving-ford.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57653127-78/marijuana-colorado-driving-ford.html.csp">Colorado uses humor in campaign against stoned driving</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Monte Whaley </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T20:43:20.237-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 08:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Goldon, Colo. • A stoned dude appears to have successfully hung a big-screen television in his living room. Satisfied with his work, he ambles over to grab some munchies. Just as he’s about to dig in, the television falls to the floor, and he looks on with a puzzled look on his face. A few words then appear on the screen informing viewers that installing a new television while stoned is legal but “driving to get a new one isn’t.” That is one of three commercials produced by the Colorado Departm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57653127@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:43:20 MDT Unified Police officer hurt in I-215 collision; hit-run driver arrested http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57646732-78/officer-upd-215-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57646732-78/officer-upd-215-class.html.csp">Unified Police officer hurt in I-215 collision; hit-run driver arrested</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T23:11:37.092-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Unified Police officer who stopped to help a motorist early Friday morning was injured when his cruiser was sideswiped by a suspected drunken, hit-and-run driver on Interstate 215. The accident call came in at 2:05 a.m. from 245 West and westbound I-215, where the UPD officer had pulled over to assist a stranded motorist, said UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal. The officer still was inside his cruiser, its emergency lights activated, when a pickup truck struck the cruiser and then was driven away from the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57646732@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:11:37 MDT Letter: Legislature too worried about freedoms, not safety http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57614996-82/driving-belt-freedoms-individual.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57614996-82/driving-belt-freedoms-individual.html.csp">Letter: Legislature too worried about freedoms, not safety</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T13:33:24.39-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 01:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Our state Legislature is in session and has once again almost shot us in the foot. On one hand they raise the speed limit, knowing that crashes, when they occur, will be more horrific. On the other, they neglect legislation banning texting while driving and mandatory primary-offense seat belt laws for both adults and younger drivers. Mounting evidence, nationally and locally, confirms that speed can and does frequently kill. But more important, so does driving while texting and driving wit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57614996@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:33:24 MDT Man charged in fatal rural Utah crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57626391-78/amp-charges-russell-charged.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57626391-78/amp-charges-russell-charged.html.csp">Man charged in fatal rural Utah crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T22:44:09.037-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 10:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Stansbury Park man has been charged almost two years to the day of when he is accused of driving drunk in a deadly crash. Charles Russell, 25, was charged Monday in 3rd District Court with automobile homicide and with driving under the influence and inflicting serious bodily injury, which are third-degree felonies that carry a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment. He also was charged with misdemeanor DUI. The morning of March 4, 2012, Kimberly Mendez was driving west on State Road 138 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57626391@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:44:09 MDT Bill advances to help enforce ban on texting while driving http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57613181-90/ban-bill-drivers-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57613181-90/ban-bill-drivers-driving.html.csp">Bill advances to help enforce ban on texting while driving</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T23:21:23.112-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A bill to make it easier to enforce Utah’s ban on texting while driving advanced Friday, but lawmakers warned it eventually will die unless it is changed because it comes close now to entirely banning use of hand-held phones while driving. The Senate Transportation Committee voted 2-1 to send SB253 to the full Senate. Bill sponsor Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, said when drivers are pulled over for texting now, they often claim they were instead doing such legal activities as dialing in a p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57613181@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:21:23 MDT Kerry Kennedy not guilty of driving while impaired http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57613085-68/kennedy-driving-county-guilty.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57613085-68/kennedy-driving-county-guilty.html.csp">Kerry Kennedy not guilty of driving while impaired</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPH BERGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T08:59:02.272-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">White Plains, New York - After nearly 20 months of buildup, the misdemeanor trial of Kerry Kennedy ended Friday in a breakneck blur, as jurors took less than two hours to find her not guilty of driving under the influence of a drug. The four-day trial, which featured a riveting turn on the witness stand by Kennedy, 54, was centered on an act that neither she nor prosecutors dispute: On July 13, 2012, she drove her Lexus SUV erratically after swallowing Zolpidem, a generic form of the sleep medic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57613085@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:59:02 MDT Man dies driving himself to Utah hospital http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57598660-78/utah-death-driving-emergency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57598660-78/utah-death-driving-emergency.html.csp">Man dies driving himself to Utah hospital</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T21:30:38.212-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 09:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man died in southwestern Utah while driving himself to the emergency room. The 49-year-old man was on State Road 56 on Monday when his maroon Ford F-150 went off the road near mile post 33 — west of Cedar City. A female passenger told investigators that he had been having health problems and was on his way to the emergency room, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce. UHP is not identifying the man since his death was the likely the result of the medical issue, as opposed to the accident. H...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57598660@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:30:38 MDT Roadside survey of impaired driving causes outcry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57576175-200/survey-police-motorists-nieves.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57576175-200/survey-police-motorists-nieves.html.csp">Roadside survey of impaired driving causes outcry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL RUBINKAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T18:15:31.275-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 06:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">READING, Pa. • Orange cones and flashing police lights confronted Ricardo Nieves as he rounded a bend on the way to his mother’s house. Before he knew what was going on, Nieves said, a man working for a government contractor stepped in front of his car and forced him to turn into a parking lot. There, a woman repeatedly tried to question him about his driving habits and asked for a mouth swab that would detect the presence of illegal or prescription drugs in his system. Nieves refused. Then he s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57576175@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:15:31 MDT Study: Accident rates for older drivers are improving http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57573402-68/drivers-older-age-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57573402-68/drivers-older-age-percent.html.csp">Study: Accident rates for older drivers are improving</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T18:24:08.773-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 06:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong. Today’s drivers aged 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations and are less likely to be killed or seriously injured if they do crash, according to a study released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s because v...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575734022014-02-20T18:24:08.773-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-20T18:24:08.773-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57573402@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:24:08 MDT