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Open Roads= Safe Roads
Treating roads for snow and ice pays for itself within an few minutes of the treatment being applied, not only by keeping transportation moving but also reducing crashes by almost 90 percent, injuries by up to 85 percent, and accident cost by up to 85 percent. Join us today to make roads safer.
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Open Roads = Strong Economies
One day of impassable roads can cost a state from $300 million to $1 billion in lost productivity. Multiply that by a dozen or more communities hit in a single snowstorm and the costs increase exponentially, with the hardest hit being lower- and middle-income Americans, those who work for an hourly wage. Join us today to make our economy stronger
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Open Roads = Lives Saved
The USDOT Federal Highway Administration data lists an average of 1,836 deaths and 136,309 injuries per year due to snowy and icy roads. The average icy road fatality count is 3.6 times the total deaths from all other weather hazards combined. Join us today to save lives.
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National Coalition for Open Roads Encourages Utah Legislature to Address Road Budget 

Some parts of Utah saw 900 inches of snow this past winter

(Washington DC) A national organization is encouraging Utah lawmakers to reallocate millions of dollars to help state transportation officials deal with the snow removal costs and repairs to roads caused by flooding and landslides.

“We commend Governor Cox for calling for a special session so that legislators can take action to address the needs of the state transportation department. Utah set a new record for snowfall during the 2022-2023 winter season, with one ski resort receiving over 900 inches –

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NCFOR in the News: KUER Utah

KUER Utah recently interviewed NCFOR Vice Chair Doug Anderson for a story on the shortage of snow plow drivers in the state. Anderson made sure to address the current shortage of snowplow drivers across the Western States, how low wages hurt application numbers for these jobs, and how state and federal changes can resolve these issues. Read the full story here:

https://www.kuer.org/business-economy/2023-01-13/theres-plenty-of-snow-to-be-found-in-utah-its-plow-drivers-that-are-hard-to-come-by

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The National Coalition for Open Roads (NCFOR) advocates for the most responsible policies and cost-effective winter road maintenance practices to ensure roads remain open and safe. NCFOR works with leaders in government, business, the driving public, and our snow fighter partners to improve economic impact and public safety.

“Our mission is safe, open roads.”

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