The transportation department says traffic-related deaths are higher than at this time last year in Utah. So far in 2012, there have been 74 fatalities on Utah roads.
Both agencies are urging drivers to be vigilant this weekend with so many people taking to the roads. They're asking drivers to be especially careful in work zones.
UDOT says so far in 2012, there have been two fatalities in work zones.
In 2011, eight people died in work zone-related traffic incidents.
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