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UDOT Sticker Program for Residents & Employees

UDOT implementing pilot sticker program to help improve the flow of traffic in the Cottonwood Canyons by making sure drivers have vehicles that are properly equipped to handle winter driving condition

Post Date:12/16/2019

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UDOT Sticker Pilot Program for Cottonwood Canyon Residents and Employees

 

Who:

UDOT, UPD, Ski Resort Employees, Town of Alta Residents, Town of Brighton Residents

 

UDOT and UPD created this pilot program for those that travel up and down the canyons with the most frequency: the residents of Alta and Brighton and the employees of the ski resorts and surrounding businesses. After UDOT and UPD evaluates the results of this pilot program, they will look to expand it to more participants in the future.

 

What:

For the 2019-20 season, UDOT is implementing a pilot sticker program in Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons for ski resort/canyon employees and Town of Alta, Town of Brighton residents as a way to improve safety and mobility in the canyons by making sure their vehicles are ready for winter weather driving conditions. UDOT Region 2 and UPD will host multiple four inspection and sticker distribution events, where canyon residents and employees will have an opportunity to get their vehicles checked at the beginning of the season to make sure they comply with the Snow Tire and Chain Requirements. Vehicles that pass inspection will be issued a sticker that will enable them to bypass field inspections when the Traction Law is in effect. At this time, the sticker does not allow vehicles with the sticker to have priority in line, and may still be subject to inspection at the discretion of law enforcement. 

 

Why:

Each year crashes related to improper vehicle equipment contribute to traffic congestion and unsafe conditions in the Cottonwood Canyons and surrounding areas. UDOT and UPD are moving forward with the pilot sticker program to help improve the flow of traffic in the canyons by making sure drivers have vehicles that are properly equipped to handle winter driving conditions. The hope is that the pilot program will be successful in helping visitors move more safely and efficiently in the canyons this winter.

 

Questions can be directed to cottonwoodcanyons@utah.gov  

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