Traffic deaths on Minnesota roads were down in 2013 and have decreased sharply over the last decade, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Thursday.
Traffic safety officials say Minnesota last year saw its first increase in traffic deaths since 2007. The final crash report shows Minnesota had 395 traffic deaths in 2012. That’s a 7 percent increase from 2011, when 368 deaths were recorded.
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.
For the first time in five years, traffic deaths in Minnesota are up — roughly 6 percent since 2011.
Leading up to the Thanksgiving travel period, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a list of the top thirteen counties in the state with the highest combined totals of drunk driving related deaths and injuries.
July 4 is typically Minnesota’s deadliest day on the road, but the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says preliminary reports state no fatal crashes occurred in the state on Independence Day.
A report released Wednesday said 368 people died in traffic crashes in Minnesota last year, and that figure is the state’s lowest in more than 60 years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
The “Click It or Ticket” campaign wrapped up June 3, which included 313 reporting law enforcement agencies from around the state. A total of 12,639 citations were issued over the two-week stretch.
Minnesota currently has 99 traffic deaths in 2012, a number that may soon change as the historically deadly Memorial Day weekend approaches.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced a sobering statistic when it comes to wearing a seat belt — 13 of the 18 motorists killed in January weren’t buckled up.
Traffic deaths in 2011 were the lowest they’ve been since 1944, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said this past Thanksgiving travel period may have been the safest on record in Minnesota.
Two hundred people have now died on Minnesota roads this year, but the Department of Public Safety says that’s actually down from the 244 deaths on the state’s roads at this time last year.
The final crash report for 2010 states there were 411 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads, marking a third consecutive annual drop in road fatalities.
The numbers are still preliminary, but the Minnesota State Patrol confirmed Wednesday that there were no fatal traffic crashes over the Memorial Day weekend.