One sure way to get a conversation worked up is to talk about traffic safety. It’s not uncommon that the road we are most worried about is the one in our own neighborhood. Thanks to the efforts of the State GIS office we now have an online map that aggregates vehicle crash data. The data gives us a clear picture of where accidents happen by collecting statewide vehicle collision records.
The data can be sorted using filters like, weather, time of day and seriousness of the crash. Take a look at their website at crashmapping.utah.gov. You might be surprised about what you learn.