The 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.
Motorists 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.
On 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.
A 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.
Vehicle 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.
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.
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.
A new study aims to improve the safety of bicyclists and drivers in Minneapolis by examining the factors that cause crashes between the two.
Gov. 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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Police are investigating what appears to be a string of incidents involving objects thrown at motorists in Bloomington.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reports that, of the first 10 people killed on the road, eight were not using their seat belts.
The nation’s biggest crackdown on drunken driving began Friday and Minnesota is taking part. To illustrate the problem, officials offered some sobering statistics.
Minnesota’s transportation and public safety departments are urging motorists to share the road with bikes after the state’s first bicyclist fatality of 2011.
The Minnesota State Patrol is urging motorists to move over following the Jan. 17 crash where a state trooper was struck by a vehicle while assisting a motorist on Interstate 35W near Forest Lake.