UHP reminds drivers to slow down in Utah County

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  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Jan. 1, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    It's not very often in the last 20 years that I am out in traffic during rush hour and in bad weather. But yesterday was an eye opener that I couldn't understand.

    And that is there are some people driving too slow and forcing other drivers to avoid colliding in to them with hard braking and sudden steering maneuvers. As we all know sudden moves on slick roads causes accordion affect problems. Driving slow does not mean to stop or constant pumping of your brake pedals or idle along at walking speed on the freeways. Drivers trying to avoid the creeping drivers were not driving at excessive speed either or bunched up in clusters.

    Maybe the UHP should address more of these white knuckle drivers who think any speed is too fast drive. If people are afraid to drive on the freeways in the snow then stay off the freeways and keep to the side roads where creeping and constant brake pumping is more suitable.

  • IV_XX Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2010 5:00 p.m.

    Then enforce the speed limit, UHP. I've driven this route four times in the past week and each time I never saw any law enforcement, all the while young urbies, students and huge trucks barrel on through like it's the Indy 500. Also, UDOT, maybe fix the dozen Frisbee-sized potholes southbound, and the others in lane number 3 northbound. While I'm at it, when there is blowing, drifting snow, maybe a little more sand and salt to prevent that stretch from Lindon to Provo being a skating rink like it was 24 hours ago. Thanks! Happy New Year!