The Utah Highway Patrol is asking drivers who are involved in a minor "fender-bender" type collision to please move your vehicle off the interstate, to the nearest exit,before calling law enforcement. In recent years, Utah has seen a drastic increase in both, the amount of vehicles traveling our roadways and secondary crashes due to congestion following minor collisions. It is essential that we clear Utah interstates of minor collisions, to prevent minor crashes escalating into major tragedies.
Per Utah State Traffic Code 41-6a-401(2)(a)(i) the driver of a motor vehicle involved in a minor collision may move off the freeway before calling law enforcement... moving the vehicle will not affect the determination of fault in the accident.
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