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2016 Preliminary Fatality Numbers

​The preliminary number of 397 traffic fatalities last year is a sad reminder that Minnesotans must recommit to safe choices both behind the wheel and on the street if tragedies are to decrease. The number of lives lost so far last year is below the 2015 final figure of 411, but it is projected to go up to 412  fatalities as final crash data is evaluated.

Pedestrian Fatalities
Pedestrian deaths climbed again in 2016 with a preliminary figure of 60 fatalities compared with a final figure of 41 in 2015. This is the highest number of pedestrian deaths since 1991 (61) and a 50 percent increase in fatalities in the past five years (2012 – 2016).

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Video Description: The Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety coordinates campaigns throughout the year to influence Minnesotans to make smart choices behind the wheel. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the action on the street and the planning involved to ensure we all get home safely.