Traffic Deaths

DPS: After Deadly Weekend, Fatal Crashes Surpass 300 In MinnesotaIt was another deadly weekend on Minnesota roads, and state authorities said Monday that traffic deaths have gone over 300 for the year. There were least four fatal crashes in Minnesota over the weekend, putting the number of traffic deaths at 304 for 2015.
DPS: Traffic Deaths Up 21 Percent In 2015Traffic 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.
DPS: 100 Minnesota Traffic Fatalities In 2015Minnesota 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.
DPS: Deadly Start To February On Minn. RoadsIn 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.
Minn. DPS: Record-Low Traffic Deaths In JanuaryThe 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.
DPS: 2014 Traffic Deaths Fall To Near Record-LowTraffic deaths decreased to a near record-low in 2014, according to figures released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Traffic Deaths Related To Impaired Driving Decreases In 2013The 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.
2014 Traffic Deaths Surpass 200, Still Down From Last YearOfficials 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.
DPS: Minn. Traffic Deaths Down In 2013Traffic deaths on Minnesota roads were down in 2013 and have decreased sharply over the last decade, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Thursday.
Minnesota Traffic Deaths Rise In 2012Traffic 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.
4 Traffic Deaths, 360 Cited For DWI Over Memorial Day WeekendIt 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.
Minn. Traffic Deaths Up In 2012, First Increase In 5 YearsFor the first time in five years, traffic deaths in Minnesota are up -- roughly 6 percent since 2011.
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