Increased Seat Belt Enforcement Through Oct. 25Starting this weekend and continuing until the end of the month, there’ll be extra seat belt enforcement on Minnesota roads.
DPS: Fewer Impaired-Related Traffic Deaths In 2014Fewer people are driving drunk and causing fatal accidents, according to new statistics from Minnesota's Department of Public Safety.
For Thousands Of Motorcyclists At Fall Flood Run, Safety A Primary Concernround 30,000 motorcyclists rode along the Mississippi and St. Croix River valleys from the Twin Cities to Winona. The event comes at the end of a deadly summer for motorcyclists.
More Motorcyclists Died In Minnesota This Year Than In All Of 2014It's been a deadly year for motorcyclists on Minnesota roads. Motorcycle deaths are up nearly 50-percent from this time last year.
DPS Announces New Method Of Invalidating Driver's Licenses & ID CardsClipped corners on invalidated driver's licenses will soon be a thing of the past. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that the way driver's licenses and identification cars are invalidating is changing.
DPS Offers Tips For Fourth Of July Firework SafetyThe Fourth of July is just a week away, and with the holiday comes barbecues, yard games and fireworks. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding people to exercise caution when around fireworks this Fourth of July.
DPS: Motorcycle Deaths Up 56 Percent In 2015Fatal motorcycle accidents on Minnesota roads are up 56 percent for 2015 thus far, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Officials said there have been 25 deaths so far this year. At this time in 2014 there were 16 fatalities.
DPS: 100 Minnesota Traffic Fatalities In 2015Minnesota reached a grim milestone Tuesday after two fatal crashes pushed the state's 2015 traffic fatality number to 100. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety says a head-on crash killed two drivers in Carlton, and a roll-over crash in St. Louis County killed a man who was not wearing his seat belt.
DPS: 909 Cited For Texting & Driving Last WeekThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety says more than 900 drivers were cited for distracted driver during their six-day enforcement period last week. Officials say 909 people were pulled over and ticketed between April 13 and April 18 for texting and driving in the state.
DPS Stresses Safety As 30K Motorcyclists Set For 'Spring Flood Run'The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding drivers to "Start Seeing Motorcycles" as the warming weather ushers in the two-wheeler season. The DPS says up to 30,000 motorcyclists are expected to ride this Saturday in the 50th annual Spring Flood Run, travelling from the Twin Cities to Winona along the Mississippi and St. Croix river valleys.
Marijuana Wax Fire Leads To Grandmother's Death, 2 Men Charged With MurderThere's a new warning from Public Safety experts Wednesday about the dangers of cooking concentrated marijuana oil. It can lead to explosions and fires, like the one that has two St. Cloud men charged for the death of a grandmother.
DPS: 2014 Traffic Deaths Surpass 100The number of traffic-related deaths this year in Minnesota surpassed 100 this weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. A single-car crash Saturday in Alexandria took the lives of driver Howard Ogaard and passenger Beverly Palmer, who became the 99th and 100th traffic-related deaths of 2014.