With April, May and June combining for the highest percentage of unbelted teen deaths during the past three years, the Minnesota Department of Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is urging parents of teens to reinforce safe driving habits.
At least 11 people were killed in the past 10 days on Minnesota roads, according to preliminary traffic crash reports submitted to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.
In the wake of two recent rail-related incidents, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and railroad passengers to always use caution and observe the law when they are near or crossing railroad tracks.
Motorcycle crashes are taking a heavy toll in Minnesota this year.
Through the month of August, the number of motorcycle drivers killed in the state hit 40 for the year – compared to 29 rider deaths at this time last year.
At least 232 motorists were arrested for DWI, August 19-21, the first weekend of a statewide crackdown running through Labor Day, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.
Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials say last week (Aug. 1–7) was the third deadliest week of 2011 on Minnesota roads. Since August 1, 13 people have been killed on state roads, according to preliminary reports from the DPS Office of Traffic Safety.
More than 100 people have been killed in traffic crashes on Minnesota roads so far in 2011. The preliminary count of 102 is 23 percent below the pace of 2010, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.
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