MnPASS To Open On I-35E In St. PaulSome motorists in St. Paul will be able to cruise pass rush-hour traffic jams on Interstate 35E next week. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the MnPASS Express Lanes will open to customers starting Monday, Jan. 4.
MnDOT: Fall Is The Deadliest Time Of Year For PedestriansAs days get shorter and nights longer, motorists and pedestrians need to start looking out for one another.
DPS To Motorists: It's Deer Breeding Season, So Watch OutThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) says it's deer breeding season, so motorists need to be extra cautious. Seventeen of Minnesota's 18 deer-vehicle crash fatalities from 2011 through 2013 were motorcyclists, the DPS said. There were 7,010 deer-vehicle crashes reported during that time span.
Highway 13 In Mendota Closes In Both DirectionsMotorists are being advised to seek alternate routes while Highway 13 in Mendota closes for emergency repairs Tuesday. The highway will be closed at 11 a.m. both ways between 2nd Street and Lexington Avenue. The closure is necessary so crews can repair a slope that was damaged during the recent rain.
Lawmakers Demand Higher Speed Limits On More MilesOn more of Minnesota's two-lane state highways, motorists could soon be free to drive above 55 — legally. As part of an expansive budget bill signed into law last week, state lawmakers nudged transportation officials to boost the speed limit to 60 miles per hour on lane miles where it can "reasonably and safely" be done.
Minnesotans Named Among Nation's Best DriversA new report names Minnesotans some of the best drivers in the country overall. The report looked at fatality rates, drunk driving, tickets, careless driving and seat belt usage.
Hennepin & Ramsey Tack On $10 Wheelage Tax On DriversVehicle owners in Minnesota's two largest counties will soon pay more to register their cars and trucks. On Tuesday, commissioners in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties approved an inaugural $10 wheelage tax per vehicle.
Minn. DOT Warns Bicyclists, Motorists To Be Aware As the weather gets warmer the Minnesota Department of Transportation is warning motorists and bicyclists to be aware of each other and share the road.
MnDOT Reminder: Warmer Weather, More Bicycles It’s getting warmer, however slowly, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that warmer temperatures mean more bicyclists will return to the road, so motorists and bicyclists need to share the road safely.
Study Examines Factors Of Bicycle-Vehicle CrashesA new study aims to improve the safety of bicyclists and drivers in Minneapolis by examining the factors that cause crashes between the two.
Dayton Authorizes Shelter For Stranded MotoristsGov. Mark Dayton has issued a retroactive executive order authorizing the use of a National Guard Armory in Olivia as shelter after some stranded motorists had to stay there during Sunday night's blizzard.
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