Each traffic violation in Utah results in a certain number of demerit points being assessed against the driver’s record. Accumulation of too many points will result in license suspension and other penalties.
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.
In Utah, it's unlawful to drive without a valid license. This article takes a look at what constitutes driving without a license, possible penalties for violating this law, and what it takes to reinstate a suspended or revoked license.
In Utah, drivers under age 21 can legally drive but are subject to certain requirements and restrictions. Before obtaining an unrestricted driver license, Utah requires teen drivers to first get a learner permit, followed by a provisional license.