Minnesota Department Of Public Safety

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Minnesota Traffic Deaths Rise In 2012

Traffic safety officials say Minnesota last year saw its first increase in traffic deaths since 2007. The final crash report shows Minnesota had 395 traffic deaths in 2012. That’s a 7 percent increase from 2011, when 368 deaths were recorded.

06/19/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Officials Give Motorcyclists Chance To Test Skills

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety are giving motorcyclists a chance to test their rider skills, and be evaluated by a certified instructor. Officials will have the Motorcycle Safety Center’s SMARTrainer at the Vintage Motorcycle Show on Friday and Saturday at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

06/14/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

DPS: Half Of Unbelted Fatalities Involve Ejection

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that more than half of those who were not wearing their seat belts when they were killed in car crashes ended up being ejected from their vehicles.

05/31/2013

DWI, generic, drinking, driving, DUI, intoxicated driving, BAC, alcohol, crash

4 Traffic Deaths, 360 Cited For DWI Over Memorial Day Weekend

It was a deadly Memorial Day weekend with plenty of impaired driving on the state’s roads, according to a report released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Authorities said at least four people were killed in crashes over the three-day weekend and officers made a total of 360 arrests for DWI.

05/28/2013

(credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

DPS Reminds Drivers To Be Safe On Holiday Weekend

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists to be safe over the Memorial Day weekend.

05/25/2013

(credit: CBS)

Officials: ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign Starts Monday

While wearing your seat belt while you’re driving is something you should always be doing, there’s more reason to do it starting Monday as agencies from around the state are targeting unbelted drivers. Law enforcement agencies around the state are enforcing a crackdown on seat belt usage for their annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

05/20/2013

(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Cops: About 160 Arrested For DWI In Largest-Ever Crackdown

About 160 preliminary DWI arrests were made statewide Friday night as part of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s push for the largest ever state crackdown on driving under the influence.

05/11/2013

(credit: CBS)

State Patrol To Have 1 Night Crackdown On Drunk Drivers

If you’re going to be out on the town Friday night, you’re urged to plan for having a sober ride. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is enforcing its largest-ever crack down on drunk driving Friday night into Saturday morning.

05/10/2013

(credit: CBS)

MnDOT To Motorists: Please Use the ‘Zipper Merge’

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is once again urging motorists to “do the zipper merge” in construction zones.

04/26/2013

(credit: CBS)

DPS Urges Teens To Drive Safely During Prom Season

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says springtime is a good time for parents to talk to teens about safe driving habits.

04/12/2013

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Simon Bruty)

DPS: About 400 Arrested For DWI Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Officials say there was a slight rise in drunk driving arrests throughout Minnesota from last year over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

03/18/2013

(credit: Jupiter Image)

Officials: 11 Killed On MN Roads In Past 10 Days

At least 11 people were killed in the past 10 days on Minnesota roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.

03/06/2013

(credit: CBS)

Audit To Examine Driver’s License Database Access

Details about the security of and access to Minnesota driver’s license information are likely to be among the findings in a new state audit.

02/20/2013

(credit: Jupiter Image)

DPS Reminds Drivers To Focus On Roads, Stay Safe

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is using the anniversary of last year’s deadliest day on the roads to remind motorists to focus on driving and staying safe.

02/20/2013

(credit: Hennepin County)

Best Resources For Emergency Preparedness

All areas of the country have their natural disasters that residents prepare their homes and families for throughout the year. Luckily in Minnesota, this typically means preparing for sub-zero temperatures and large amounts of snow. Winter storms may seem to be less dangerous than emergency situations other states face, but the hazards are somewhat deceptive. Here are the best resources for emergency preparedness in Minnesota.

02/01/2013

accident, crash, road, skid marks, generic

Minn. Traffic Deaths Up In 2012, First Increase In 5 Years

For the first time in five years, traffic deaths in Minnesota are up — roughly 6 percent since 2011.

01/03/2013

(credit: CBS)

Statewide: At Least 300 DWIs Over New Year’s

At least 300 people were arrested for DWI in Minnesota on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, according to preliminary DWI arrest information from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.

01/02/2013

(credit: CBS)

Winter Driving Tips For Minnesota

In Minnesota, winter driving conditions can go from perfect to hazardous in a matter of minutes. Cold temperatures combined with ice and snow can make for difficult and dangerous commutes, so make sure you are prepared when the winter weather arrives this year. Here are a few driving tips to help you prepare for the cold and snowy months ahead.

12/29/2012

DWI, generic, drinking, driving, DUI, intoxicated driving, BAC, alcohol, crash

Officials Urge To Have A Safe, Sober Ride On New Year’s Eve

State safety officials are urging motorists to plan for safe and sober ride this New Year’s Eve as they strive to have a fifth straight year of zero drunk driving deaths.

12/27/2012

(credit: ThinkStock)

DPS Releases List Of Top Drunk Driving Counties

Leading up to the Thanksgiving travel period, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a list of the top thirteen counties in the state with the highest combined totals of drunk driving related deaths and injuries.

11/19/2012

(credit: Department Of Public Safety)

Armed Man Abducts Toddler In St. Louis Park; Amber Alert Issued

Authorities issued an amber alert Thursday night after they say an armed man abducted a 17-month-old girl.

11/08/2012

(credit: CBS)

October: Deadliest Month For Unbuckled Drivers

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that 15 unbuckled drivers died in October — the deadliest month of the year so far for people not wearing seat belts.

11/05/2012

(credit: CBS)

‘Click It Or Ticket’ Starts Friday Across Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, along with the Minnesota State Patrol, ramps up the “Click or Ticket Campaign” for the next two weeks starting Friday.

10/12/2012

(credit: CBS)

DPS: More Than 1,800 Arrested In DWI Crackdown

More than 1,800 motorists were arrested for DWI during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3, officials announced Thursday.

09/13/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

State Agencies Looking To Stop Pedestrian Deaths On MN Roads

Two state agencies are working together to stop the number of pedestrian deaths on Minnesota’s roads.

09/10/2012

more

previous