Minnesota Department Of Public Safety

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.
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: Tommie-Johnnie Game To Snarl I-94 Traffic In CollegevilleThe Minnesota State Patrol is warning college sports fans of major potential traffic issues in Collegeville this weekend.
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.
Drunk Driving Campaign Results In 1,513 DWI ArrestsAuthorities say a campaign to crack down on impaired driving from Aug. 21-Sept. 7 resulted in more than 1,500 arrests across Minnesota for DWI. During that same time period last year, there were 1,340 arrests for DWI.
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.
State Blames Web Portal For Driver's License Data BreachMinnesota officials say driver's license data on 18 residents was accessed after a password-protected portal was inadvertently opened online. The Department of Public Safety said Monday the breach happened when a server update accidentally removed the authentication process to access the state's driver's license database.
Steeper Fines For Texting And Driving Coming This WeekendA new law will hit Minnesota drivers in their wallets if they text and drive. Starting Saturday, drivers could face a $225 fine for texting behind the wheel.
DPS: Traffic Deaths Up 21 Percent In 2015Traffic deaths are up 21 percent across Minnesota as we hit late July compared to this time last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. State officials said there have been 201 traffic deaths in the state so far in 2015, which includes at least two fatal crashes over the weekend.
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.
St. Louis Park Man's Firework Burns A Reminder Of Their DangerVictor Valdez burned his back while he was camping with friends in Le Sueur. After a friend set off fireworks, a shell burned through his tent as he slept and burned his back, leg and the bottom of his foot as it exploded.