Traffic Deaths

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DPS: Traffic Deaths Up 21 Percent In 2015

Traffic 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.

07/20/2015

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DPS: 100 Minnesota Traffic Fatalities In 2015

Minnesota reached a grim milestone Tuesday after two fatal crashes pushed the state’s 2015 traffic fatality number to 100. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety says a head-on crash killed two drivers in Carlton, and a roll-over crash in St. Louis County killed a man who was not wearing his seat belt.

04/29/2015

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DPS: Deadly Start To February On Minn. Roads

In a deadly start to the month, 13 people have been killed in motor vehicle crashes on Minnesota roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

02/11/2015

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Minn. DPS: Record-Low Traffic Deaths In January

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says January 2015 marks a record-low month for traffic deaths on Minnesota roads. According to the DPS, last month was one of the safest since 1984, when the DPS began keeping statistics electronically.

02/05/2015

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DPS: 2014 Traffic Deaths Fall To Near Record-Low

Traffic deaths decreased to a near record-low in 2014, according to figures released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

01/14/2015

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Traffic Deaths Related To Impaired Driving Decreases In 2013

The number of traffic deaths caused by impaired driving decreased by nine percent in 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Officials said impaired-related traffic fatalities in Minnesota dropped to 95 in 2013 from 104 in 2012.

08/28/2014

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2014 Traffic Deaths Surpass 200, Still Down From Last Year

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Monday that while traffic deaths are down from this time last year, they’ve surpassed 200 for 2014. Authorities said 204 people have been killed in traffic accidents in Minnesota this year, which is 16 fewer than this time last year.

08/19/2014

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DPS: Minn. Traffic Deaths Down In 2013

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.

01/16/2014

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Minnesota Traffic Deaths Rise In 2012

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.

06/19/2013

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4 Traffic Deaths, 360 Cited For DWI Over Memorial Day Weekend

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.

05/28/2013

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Minn. Traffic Deaths Up In 2012, First Increase In 5 Years

For the first time in five years, traffic deaths in Minnesota are up — roughly 6 percent since 2011.

01/03/2013

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DPS Releases List Of Top Drunk Driving Counties

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.

11/19/2012

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Report: No July 4 Traffic Deaths In Minn.

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.

07/05/2012

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DPS: 2011 State Traffic Deaths Lowest Since 1944

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.

06/13/2012

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DPS: More Than 12,000 Seat Belt Citations During ‘Click It or Ticket’

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.

06/11/2012

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As Memorial Day Nears, Minn. Approaches 100th Traffic Death

Minnesota currently has 99 traffic deaths in 2012, a number that may soon change as the historically deadly Memorial Day weekend approaches.

05/25/2012

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DPS: Lack Of Seat Belts Added To Jan. Road Deaths

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.

02/07/2012

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Report: Minnesota Traffic Deaths Hit 67-Year Low

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.

01/04/2012

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DPS: 2011 Thanksgiving Travel Was Safest On MN Record

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said this past Thanksgiving travel period may have been the safest on record in Minnesota.

11/29/2011

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Minnesota Hits 200 Traffic Deaths For The Year

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.

08/16/2011

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Crash Report: Fewer Deaths On Minn. Roads In 2010

The final crash report for 2010 states there were 411 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads, marking a third consecutive annual drop in road fatalities.

06/21/2011

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No Traffic Deaths Reported Over Memorial Day Weekend

The numbers are still preliminary, but the Minnesota State Patrol confirmed Wednesday that there were no fatal traffic crashes over the Memorial Day weekend.

06/01/2011

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New Website Gives A Face For Every Traffic Death

A new website by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is geared towards lowering the number of traffic related deaths in Minnesota.

01/04/2011

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2010 Minn. Traffic Deaths Expected To Match 2009

Public safety officials expect Minnesota’s 2010 traffic death toll to match 2009’s low count.

01/03/2011

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No Traffic Deaths For This Year’s Christmas Weekend

This Christmas weekend marked a milestone on Minnesota roads. For the first time in four years, there were no traffic deaths.

12/29/2010

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