If you're in a fender bender on the freeway, the Utah Department of Transportation urges you to get off the road if you can.
UDOT is encouraging drivers to pull off at the nearest exit instead of stopping on the freeway, as long as their vehicle can be driven. If a vehicle isn't drivable, a UDOT incident management vehicle will tow it off the freeway. This keeps troopers safe and cuts back on the potential for secondary accidents and the inevitable congestion, said Tania Mashburn, UDOT spokeswoman.
"For every minute of delay sitting on the side of the freeway, that equates to five minutes of backup," Mashburn said.