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Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2022

         Khalid Ali Mohamed, Neil Cutbank, Tucker Joseph Rautio, Debra Sue Mursch, Matthew Ryan Peter, Kristen Amber Miller, Teri Lyn Nicholas, Elbert Cornelle Robinson, Joshua Broich Wettschreck, Joseph Mathias Greeman, Susan Ann Bye-Elyea, Thomas Mark Bauer, David Jefferson Ward, Robin Elaine Matthys-Arnold, Arlys Geraldine Hendrickson, Jeffrey Scott Kuchar, Michelle Marie Beier, Brenda Lee Schaaf, Jacob Jeffrey Starck, Tyler Adam Bonin, Sheila Marie Harel, Unique Sincere Beaulieu, Spencer Thomas Olson, Mark Kevin Richardson, Frank Ebo Eshun, Stephanie Marie Wesley, Jason Alexander Cobb, Joan Marie Hennek, Jeffrey Joe Blom, Joseph Edward Mazurkiewicz, Rick Lane Braun, Jack Kevin Dailey, Srey Tuy, Kweiwu Fang, Bradley Dean Oachs, Isiah Desmond Valle-Kirk, Frances Mary Morinville, Richard Michael Detviler, Bruce George Varner, David William Frye, Eri Nakamura, Arlan Velgene Nelson, Alan Alexander Caraveo, Louie L Slominski, Waldemar Eswein, Jeffrey Duane Weihe, Grace Katherine Olson, Patricia Ann Lemke, Randal Lee Miller, Michelle Marie Quackenboss, Ronald Francis Weber, Cassandra Marie Dolecki

Reported names as of April 2022.

​This year: 170 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of July 1.​

What's New?

Celebrate July 4 safely! Remember fireworks hurt 78 people in 2020, caused $2.5 million in damage last year​

Two hands holding sparklers against the evening skyHappy Independence Day, Minnesotans! It's time to celebrate the United States of America's creation with cookouts, games, and, of course, the traditional fireworks.

Here at the Department of Public Safety, we want you to celebrate safely.

According to the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division, in 2020 there were 78 injuries, including 12 children under the age of 9. Thankfully, the number of injuries dropped to 17 in 2021. Those numbers only reflect the number of people who went to the hospital.

Check out our latest blog​ for tips to make your celebration safer.​​

Online tools can help you be REAL ID ready

Minnesota REAL ID driver's licenseThe REAL ID federal enforcement deadline is ​May 3, 2023. If you renew your license before then, consider applying for a REAL ID. That way you’ll be ready come May 3, 2023.

DVS has online tools to help you find out if a REAL ID is right for you. And the online pre-application and document pre-verification process make applying for a REAL ID easier (and quicker)!

Go to drive.mn.gov and be REAL ID ready.​​


​Make sure the fire department doesn't show up at your next cookout

Burgers and brats on a grillJust like distracted driving, distracted cooking can be deadly.

Whether you’re firing up the grill and having your friends over, or just cooking a meal for your family, pay attention and never leave cooking food unattended. Also, remember to place the grill away from your home, deck railings and out from under eaves.​

Check out this grilling safety fact sheet to learn more ways to stay safe.​​​

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This is a story about eight seconds that forever changed the lives of two families. Eight seconds a distracted driver wishes he could take back.