Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Distracted Driving Next WeekPolice agencies across Minnesota will be cracking down on distracted driving with a campaign that launches Monday.
Authorities Investigating 2 Fatal Crashes In St. Louis CountyAuthorities are investigating separate crashes in northern Minnesota on Sunday that both involved fatalities.
Lawmakers Seek $15 Million For Highway 12 Safety UpgradesArea lawmakers are asking for $15 million for emergency safety upgrades for a deadly stretch of Highway 12 in the west Twin Cities suburbs.
As Fatal Crashes Rise, Tow Truck Driver Warns Motorists To Slow DownThis year has gotten off to a dangerous start on the roads. The Department of Public Safety says as of Friday, preliminary numbers show 36 people have died on Minnesota roadways in 2016.
Minnesota Traffic Deaths Rose In 2015Preliminary figures from the state Office of Traffic Safety show 396 people have died so far on Minnesota roads last year. That's up from 361 traffic fatalities for all of 2014.
DPS: After Deadly Weekend, Fatal Crashes Surpass 300 In MinnesotaIt was another deadly weekend on Minnesota roads, and state authorities said Monday that traffic deaths have gone over 300 for the year. There were least four fatal crashes in Minnesota over the weekend, putting the number of traffic deaths at 304 for 2015.
State Officials Say Traffic Deaths Are Lowest In 70 YearsMinnesota's roads are becoming safer. But in the same breath, state officials say this year traffic fatalities are up. Authorities say 361 people died in crashes on Minnesota roads last year. That's the lowest amount since 1944.
State Patrol To Crack Down On Excessive Speeding July 10-26The Minnesota State Patrol launched a new campaign Thursday morning in an effort to keep drivers safe across the state this summer. The State Patrol said more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota will be involved in conducting speed patrols over the next three weekends, starting Friday.
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: Deadly Start To February On Minn. RoadsIn a deadly start to the month, 13 people have been killed in motor vehicle crashes on Minnesota roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
'U' Develops Smart Phone App For Teen DriversCar crashes are the leading cause of deaths for teenagers. That's why researchers at the University of Minnesota are using smart phones to keep teens safe behind the wheel. The Teen Driver Support System, or TDSS, is like having an extra parent in the car at all times.
Minn. Co. Donates Rumble Strips To Deadly Hwy.A Minnesota road construction company is stepping in to help improve safety on a west metro highway. Diamond Surface Inc. will donate time and resources to add rumble strips to Highway 12. In the last eight months, four people have died on a stretch of Highway 12 near Maple Plain from head-on crashes.