Department Of Public Safety
Eighty-eight law enforcement officials improperly looked up Minnesotans’ driver’s license information in the last year, according to a statewide audit Wednesday that called for tighter controls on such databases.
Six people who claim they were given drugs as part of a now-suspended training program for police are suing the state of Minnesota, alleging the program was an “unethical clinical trial.”
Forty-seven motorcycle deaths so far this year has the Minnesota Department of Public Safety calling for more awareness and training. For 2011, motorcycle deaths totaled 42.
State safety officials are urging drivers to watch for students heading back to school this week in Minnesota where school buses make at least 10,000 trips each day.
Minnesota public safety officials are reporting encouraging numbers in their campaign against drunken driving.
Minnesota police officers have arrested 605 drunk drivers after two weekends of a statewide DWI enforcement campaign.
A thirty-four-year-old Farmington woman was arrested last Tuesday night in Dakota County and charged with her fourth DWI.
The Department of Public Safety reported four fatalities from vehicular crashes in Minnesota over Memorial Day Weekend.
Minnesota currently has 99 traffic deaths in 2012, a number that may soon change as the historically deadly Memorial Day weekend approaches.
As you drive to work or run errands, you may not realize you could be “looking through” one of the biggest risks on the road.
Letters are on their way to 3,700 Minnesotans whose vehicle records were illegally viewed by someone at a car repossession company, the Department of Public Safety said.
A Minnesota law is being credited with saving lives behind the wheel.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced a sobering statistic when it comes to wearing a seat belt — 13 of the 18 motorists killed in January weren’t buckled up.
A Twin Cities woman is outraged that her license photo was accessed 425 times by more than 100 law enforcement personnel over a four-year period.
The Department of Public Safety said more than half of the children killed or injured in accidents are not properly restrained.
More than 1,780 motorists were arrested during an 18-day statewide DWI enforcement effort.
More law enforcement agencies are turning to social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook to provide timely information to the public — and to help catch bad guys.
Two hundred people have now died on Minnesota roads this year, but the Department of Public Safety says that’s actually down from the 244 deaths on the state’s roads at this time last year.
The final crash report for 2010 states there were 411 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads, marking a third consecutive annual drop in road fatalities.
The federal government has officially designated Anoka and Hennepin counties as disaster areas after they were hit by a tornado on May 22.
The state of Minnesota hit a grim milestone over the last week, when nine road deaths pushed the state’s road fatality count over 100 for the year.
The Minnesota House approved repeal of the law that allows police to stop and tag a motorist for not wearing a seat belt.
A key Senate panel declined to recommend Gov. Mark Dayton’s pick to head the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday, in the first signal that the Republican-led Senate could reject a member of the Democratic governor’s cabinet.
The Department of Public Safety, along with teens from East Ridge High School’s SADD chapter, announced an effort Wednesday to get Minnesota teens to stop driving while distracted.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says in the last seven days, nine people have died in traffic crashes on state roads. It’s the deadliest period of time so far in 2011.