SALT LAKE CITY — Their motto for the holiday weekend was "Zero Fatalities," and that's exactly what happened.
The Utah Highway Patrol reported there were zero fatal accidents on the state's freeways over the Memorial Day weekend.
"All that extra work we put into educating drivers paid off," UHP trooper Lawrence Hopper said. "Anytime we can go a weekend without someone dying, it's a great thing."
There were, however, 484 crashes with 21 injuries. None of them were life-threatening.
Also over the three-day weekend, a traditional kickoff to summer road trips, the UHP reported 5,094 speeding tickets were issued, 2,217 tickets for seat-belt violations were handed out and 427 people were given field sobriety tests with 150 motorists arrested for DUI.