Public Safety Department
The state Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday that one of its top officials has asked FEMA to conduct a damage assessment after last week’s ice storm toppled trees and power lines in southwestern Minnesota.
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.
When vehicle owners renew their Minnesota titles or license plates, all that information is kept in a central computer. It’s known as the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) database.
Authorities issued nearly 100 citations and pulled over more than 2,400 drivers who were texting last Thursday — Distracted Driving Day.