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Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2021

         Whitney Marie Nelson, Megan Sue Engebretson, Joseph Michael Andreszcuk, Julie Anne Lizak, Alison Joy Annen, Rhonald Timmothy-Pierre Gant, Travis Michael Kachelmeier Marte, Larry Peter Meyer, Macy Jo Holtan, Anthony Gerald Heitz, John David Benjamin, Natausha Rae Moen, Judith Elizabeth Harlan, Jeremy Drisko Frost, Jeritt Donald Piotter, Mikayla Ann Sherman, Craig Merrill Sulem, Robert Weninger, Jonathan Raymond Williams, Abdi Aden Isack, Darrell James Sabrowski, Virginia Marie Stewart, Thomas Weyde Leaf, Joseph Lyle Mack, William Alfred Tinklenberg, Ashley Ann Karjala, John Cody Davis, Peter Stefan Mollhoff, Thomas Edward Davis, Aileen Aguilar, Victor Ludwig Falkner, Christopher Lynn Thompson, Jeryl Laverve Vanderpol, Lor Xiong, Keith Allen Moldan

Reported names as of March 2021.

​This year: 132 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of May 14.

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What's New?

​​​Careless Teen Driving: Small Actions, Big Consequences

A still frame from a teen driving PSA that shows a family around a dinner table with one member faded outZach Knapp, a high school senior from Elk River, was concerned about the driving behavior he was seeing on the roads, especially from his fellow teens: “If you just pay a little attention, you see people talking or texting on their phones, brushing their hair, eating, all kinds of things while they're driving." So Zach decided to do something about it: He made a 40-second PSA for his local sheriff's office to distribute. Learn more about why and how he brought this project to life – and the long-term effects he hopes it will have – in this blog.​

Minnesota's 15 Most Dangerous Drunk Driving Counties

Ask anyone with a DWI if it was worth itWhen you have a big problem, focusing resources to solve it a bit at a time can make sense. Drunk driving – and its resulting crashes, injuries and deaths – is a problem all over the state of Minnesota. And although law enforcement in each of our 87 counties are working hard to eliminate it, it makes sense, as part of the approach, to look at the data and concentrate DWI patrols on the 15 most dangerous drunk driving counties. Find out what counties are in the top 15 and what you can do about it in our lates​t blog.​​

​​DPS Limits Some Services in Response to COVID-19

Roll up your sleeves, Minnesota

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) has adjusted or limited some services. For the latest service updates, visit our DPS Response to COVID-19 page.

DPS is continuing to operate with many staff members working remotely to ensure social distancing.

Thank you for your patience as we all work together to get through this situation.