2018 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 17 - Miscellaneous Rules
Section 1715 - Careless driving defined and prohibited.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-1715 (2018)
Effective 5/13/2014
41-6a-1715. Careless driving defined and prohibited.
  • (1) A person operating a motor vehicle is guilty of careless driving if the person:
    • (a) commits two or more moving traffic violations under this chapter in a series of acts within a single continuous period of driving covering three miles or less in total distance; or
    • (b) commits a moving traffic violation under this chapter other than a moving traffic violation under Part 6, Speed Restrictions, while being distracted by one or more activities taking place within the vehicle that are not related to the operation of a motor vehicle, including:
      • (i) searching for an item in the vehicle; or
      • (ii) attending to personal hygiene or grooming.
  • (2) A violation of this section is a class C misdemeanor.
  • (3) In addition to the penalty provided under this section or any other section, a judge may order the revocation of the convicted person's driver license if the violation causes or results in the death of another person in accordance with Subsection 53-3-218(6).


Amended by Chapter 416, 2014 General Session
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