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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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