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Those Utah drivers
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

When we have severe weather conditions, they typically come with numerous accidents. Instead of blaming the real cause of the "accidents," the weather is blamed.

The drivers are to blame. Utah drivers are very poor at leaving a space cushion and slowing down. It is all about hurry up and wait, getting pole positions at stop lights, running stop signs, chopping the corner in left-hand turns, etc. And things are getting worse.

Please slow down and follow the traffic laws. It will make everything so much easier for everyone.

And it may prevent an accident. Crashes usually aren't accidents; most are human-caused and preventable.

Chris Fairbanks


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