The Utah Department of Transportation is installing a new brake check area along a notoriously dangerous section of road in hopes that it will help truckers stay safe.
Highway 89 in Logan Canyon has seen eight semi trucks lose their brakes in five years, sending them crashing into Garden City. Because of this dangerous trend, UDOT is now working to install a second brake check area just east of the runaway truck ramp installed a few years ago, reported KSL News.
“We’ll continue to look at it and we won’t ever throw our hands up and say ‘Oh, we’ve done all we can do,’” said UDOT Spokesperson Mitch Shaw. “We have made quite an investment there.”
The Utah Trucking Association says that, even with the enhanced safety features, truckers need to stay focused on the dangerous stretch of roadway.
“Avoid all distractions,” said Rick Clasby with the Utah Trucking Association. “It’s hard enough driving a big rig as it is.”