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What We Can Learn from Motorcycle Fatalities

A motorcyclist riding toward a sunset
Even one death – no matter what caused it – is one too many. And it’s important to remember, when looking at statistics about death, that the numbers represent people: parents, friends, cousins, colleagues.

But we can also learn from these statistics in the hope of not repeating history. That’s why looking at the annual statistics for motorcycle deaths in Minnesota is so important.

Read our latest blog to find out what the numbers can tell you about how to stay safer while riding your motorcycle.

​Text-to-911 Turns One

Text to 911. Call if you can, text if you can't
A group of friends took their pontoon on Lower Spunk Lake for the final cruise of the season. But the motor gave out, and they were stranded. The sun was setting, and it was getting chilly. They needed help, but they couldn’t just call 911, because they were all deaf.

Fortunately, they remembered that Text-to-911 is available throughout Minnesota. DNR Conservation Officers were dispatched to the lake, where they towed the pontoon to shore and brought all four people to safety. We’re celebrating Text-to-911’s first birthday with success stories like this. Check out our blog to read more.

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Video Description: Trooper Vanessa Heller discusses the State Patrol’s Women in Law Enforcement Informational Session and her career in law enforcement.