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Troopers warn drivers ahead of deadliest weekend on Utah roads, July 4

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 13:42:23-04

The Utah Highway Patrol said 126 people have already died on Utah roads this year and we are only halfway through it.

Troopers are warning drivers ahead of one of the deadliest weekends on Utah roads, July 4.

They are urging drivers to slow down, wear seat belts and not to drink and drive.

AAA officials said they are expecting the heaviest volume of traffic on Utah roads in nearly a decade.

UHP said it will have 189 additional troopers on the roads over this long holiday weekend to help.

They will be looking for speeders, those not wearing seat belts and anyone putting others in danger.

AAA is offering Tipsy Tow service over the July 4 holiday for members and non-members.

Just call 800-AAA-HELP (800-222-4357) and ask for a "Tipsy Tow."