Unlike many other states, Utah doesn’t restrict all cellphone and wireless device use while driving. Utah drivers are generally allowed to talk on a cellphone. But most text-based communications using a cellphone or wireless device are prohibited. This article gives an overview of what Utah’s distracted driving law covers and the consequences of a violation.
In addition to absolute speed limits (see below), Utah's "basic speed law" provides that a person may not operate a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the existing conditions, giving regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. (Utah Code Ann. § 41-6-46(1) (2017).)
If you get a stop sign or red light ticket in Utah, you’ll likely be looking at having to pay a fine and demerit points being assessed to your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some of the consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
To qualify for a disability parking plates or placards (sometimes referred to as a “handicapped sticker”) in Utah, the applicant must meet one of the conditions described below and must obtain a licensed physician’s certification prior to the initial issuance of disability access placards. Utah requires that the applicant: