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Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2022

         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, Eri Nakamura, 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

Reported names as of April 2022.

​This year: 123 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of May 23.​

What's New?

​Don't Rely on Your Nose – Let a Smoke Alarm Do the Work

Working alarms save lives! Test yours todayOur noses are amazing things. They make our food taste better. They bring back pleasant memories when we smell something familiar. They can even save our lives by, for example, smelling smoke when there are no other signs of a fire. But even the best sense of smell can't take the place of a smoke alarm.

Take a few minutes each month to test your smoke alarms. All it takes is a push of a button to potentially save your life. More information about smoke alarms is available in this fact sheet.

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.​​


Call 811 Before You Dig So You Don’t Have to Call 911 Later

Flags marking underground utilitiesIf you have upcoming projects that involve digging, make sure you know what's below before you get started.​

Underground utilities like natural gas lines can run inches from the surface and be ruptured with a shovel or other household tools. Be sure you call 811 at least two business days before you start digging. It's the law in Minnesota.

Calling 811 before you dig is easy. In fact, you don’t necessarily need to call; you can enter your dig information online. Plus, it’s free for you—the cost is covered by Minnesota’s underground facility operators.

Learn More About Gopher State One Call

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