About Us

The Utah Department of Public Safety’s Highway Safety Office is the lead agency responsible for behavioral change programs to reduce traffic crash-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.

The Highway Safety Office Alcohol Program, through support of prevention, education and high-visibility enforcement programs, continues to sustain a reduced trend in alcohol-related fatalities and serious injury rates.