Sheriff Urges Safe Driving

It seems obvious to most but safe driving includes paying attention to the road and limiting distractions as much as possible. “We are urging people to stay attentive while driving by paying attention to other drivers and pedestrian traffic,” shares the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office. “Distracted driving is always a concern for law enforcement and with new gaming crazes for phones and other media devices that concern has grown, especially with younger drivers.” Similar safety warnings from law enforcement have popped up around the country since the Pokemon Go game app for smartphones and devices has taken over the world. The game definitely has a following in the Uintah Basin and groups playing it can be seen at local parks and other area locations where Pokemon characters are virtually hiding. The request is simple: Local law enforcement is asking citizens to stay safe by putting their devices away while driving, wearing seatbelts and watching speeds.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.