HEALTH OUT LOUD! TEEN POSTER AND VIDEO CONTEST
Buckle Up and Pay Attention Teens!
Traffic crashes are the leading killer of Minnesota teens and distracted driving and low seat belt use are major factors for these tragedies.
Now, teens can do so... Posted on 2/26/13 at 1:12 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senators OK bill to repay schools
Minnesota senators Monday joined representatives in voting to take money from state budget reserves to catch up on back pay owed school districts.
In a bill they passed 35-29, senators also opted to ... Posted on 3/26/12 at 9:24 PM
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.
West Central Minnesota’s new seat belt compliance rate is 77.3 percent, according to the area’s first seat belt use survey, conducted by area traffic safety advocates.
The observational survey was conducted in September, and data were collected in 10 counties.
Minnesota teenagers now have a chance to go viral. Students in grades 9-12 are called on to produce a 30-second TV public service announcement promoting the importance of buckling up or the dangers of distracted driving. The top teen will win $1,000, and their spot will air during the televised MTV Video Music Awards in 2013.
During the October statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement effort, out of more than 100 vehicle stops, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Alexandria Police Department issued 43 seat belt and two child restraint citations.
In the midst of a statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign running through October 22, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced the Minnesota counties with the highest percentage of unbelted traffic deaths based on total number of vehicle occupant deaths.
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