St. Paul Public Schools To Test Seat Belts On BusesThis fall, the school district is installing seat belts that go across the shoulder and lap on one of its new buses.
Teen Survives Hastings Rollover Crash By Wearing Seat BeltA Minnesota teenager says she is lucky to be alive after she survived a rollover crash near Hastings. Seventeen-year-old Kianna Stewart fell asleep behind the wheel while driving home on the night of Aug. 4.
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.
State Patrol Targeting Commercial Vehicles This Weekend Expect more buses and trucks to be pulled over by police this weekend. The State Patrol is increasing its commercial vehicle enforcement through the next week, targeting drivers for seat belt violations, roadside inspections and other types of regulatory compliance. Troopers want the extra enforcement to remind all drivers about safely sharing the road. That means stay visible, since large trucks have blinds spots where a car disappears from the view of the truck driver.
SD, MN Troopers Conduct I-90 Safety OperationHighway Patrol troopers from South Dakota and Minnesota and local law officers are cracking down on traffic violators on a stretch of Interstate 90. The daylong enforcement effort between Chamberlain, S.D., and Fairmont, Minn., began at 6 a.m. Thursday.
DPS: Half Of Unbelted Fatalities Involve EjectionThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that more than half of those who were not wearing their seat belts when they were killed in car crashes ended up being ejected from their vehicles.
Officials: 'Click It Or Ticket' Campaign Starts MondayWhile wearing your seat belt while you’re driving is something you should always be doing, there’s more reason to do it starting Monday as agencies from around the state are targeting unbelted drivers. Law enforcement agencies around the state are enforcing a crackdown on seat belt usage for their annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
'Click It Or Ticket' Campaign Starts In MinnesotaNew digital billboards went up Monday with the simulated image of someone plunging from a building. It's a dramatic part of the "Click It or Ticket" campaign that started Monday and goes until June 3.
Officials To Talk Physics Of Car CrashesOfficials from the Department of Public Safety are going on a rooftop Monday to talk about the physics of a car crash.
Police In Midwest Plan More Seat Belt Enforcement Police agencies in the Midwest are among those planning stepped up enforcement of seat belt and other traffic safety laws around Thanksgiving.
Half Of Kids Hurt, Killed In Crashes Not Restrained ProperlyThe Department of Public Safety said more than half of the children killed or injured in accidents are not properly restrained.
Minnesota Traffic Deaths On Par With Last YearSo far in 2010, 397 people have died in traffic crashes. That's just three more than at this point last year, when final reports gave Minnesota a final total of 421 deaths making it the safest year since 1944.
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.
MN Teens Still Not Buckling Up
Deadly Start to October Underscores Belt Crackdown