Department Of Public Safety
A teenager shot by an Iowa sheriff after authorities say the boy refused to drop a weapon has been arrested in connection with the November incident.
Thousands of Minnesota families have benefited from a program that provides free car seats to those in need.
The Department of Public Safety says that over the last two years it has provided 4,591 car seats through a program that ensures low-income families are transporting their kids safely.
The program started in 1994 and is administered by the DPS Office of Traffic Safety.
Families that meet low-income guidelines may be eligible to get car seats at more than 100 locations statewide. The seats are from local public health offices, hospitals, law enforcement, fire departments and other agencies that partner with DPS.
Child passenger safety coordinator Heather Darby says the proper use of car seats is critical. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of deaths to children age 14 and under.
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.