New Driving Class Emphasizes Smart Decision Making On The RoadA different kind of driving program aims to teach student drivers more than what they learn in drivers education.
Deadly Crashes Declining As Roads Grow SaferMinnesota roads are safer than they've been in decades. Early numbers show the total amount of deadly crashes last year, 370, was the second lowest number since World War II.
DPS Reminds Drivers To Be Safe On Holiday Weekend The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists to be safe over the Memorial Day weekend.
DPS Program Gives Over 4,500 Car Seats To Families Thousands of Minnesota families have benefited from a program that provides free car seats to those in need. The Department of Public Safety says that over the last two years it has provided 4,591 car seats through a program that ensures low-income families are transporting their kids safely. The program started in 1994 and is administered by the DPS Office of Traffic Safety. Families that meet low-income guidelines may be eligible to get car seats at more than 100 locations statewide. The seats are from local public health offices, hospitals, law enforcement, fire departments and other agencies that partner with DPS. Child passenger safety coordinator Heather Darby says the proper use of car seats is critical. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of deaths to children age 14 and under.
Statewide: At Least 300 DWIs Over New Year'sAt least 300 people were arrested for DWI in Minnesota on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, according to preliminary DWI arrest information from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
Report: Alcohol-Related Traffic Deaths On The RiseA report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday shows that alcohol-related traffic deaths are on the rise in Minnesota.
Some Rural Counties Lag On Seat Belt UseTraffic safety experts say seat belt use statewide has increased from 83 percent in 2006 to 92 percent this year.

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