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Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2021

       Diallo Desean Coleman, Grady Clough Reese, Dominic Cloud, Travis Gregory Kadel, James Robert Gaustad, Asia Ambriana Brown, Edward Orlen Halvorson, Peter Daniel Haugen, Tina Marie Hakala, Denver Smith, Lucas Martell James, Chad Thomas Woodall, Troy Thomas Karger, Garry Frank Brill, Robert Ray Hawkinson, Anthony Lantrell Lee Bryant, John Alexander Bretsch, Kyle Ray Thompson, Darlene Mae Johnson, Gabrielle Amelia Lance, Kiara Tashay Jones, Joshua Bishnu Kendrick, Lily My'joy Kendrick, Ryan Richard Stumm, Brian Dean Lemley, Raymond Ernest Barta, 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, Whitney Marie Nelson, Megan Sue Engebretson, Joseph Michael Andreszcuk, Steven Lee Roemhildt, Bryan Theodor Withers, Shane Alan Sanow, Angela Marie Severson, Jennifer Lynn Bokusky, Sean Patrick Callaway, Donald Eugene Pflipsen, Terry Lee Jensen, Corey Allen Olson, Mark Michael Osborne, Brandon James Kier, Haya Ambreen Mahmood, Dalton Lee Ford, Seth Christopher Flor, Duane Eugene Smith, Amy Jane Onraet, Ronald Kenneth Mosher, Desi Ray Walkingeagle, Jerry Lee Johnson, Daviegh Joshua Keith Lee, Erica Lynn Wright, Cindy AnnMeyer, Carl Charles Schuller, Kevin Michael McGowan, Scott Alan Christensen, Taylor Nicole  Garza, Esaw Ford, Marcel Jerome Mathison, Danielle Michelle Marie Moore, Gordon Duane Anderson, Amber Violet Merten, Richard Thomas Theisen, Stephen Francis Anderson, Alice Jane Tibbetts, Matthew Milton Miller, Olivia May Demeuse, Amber Seven Fairbanks, Jeffrey Morris Isdal, Kathleen Ann Jobe, Martin William Jobe, Taylor Anne Mattson, Joseph John Feldman, Kathryn Gerda Falk, Gregory Michael Schneider, Craig James Theede, Gale Vera Ericson, Vincent David Kordiak, Douglas John Anderson, Dylan Blaine Wieland, Kou Yang, Lemoyne Leslie Kraushaar, Charles Thomas Mitchell, David Thomas Greiner, Joseph Michael Rodriguez, Joy Lee Davis

Reported names as of June.

​This year: 234 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of July 22.

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Headlights: They're Not Just for Nighttime

A car driving without headlights on in the rain

When troopers pull motorists over for not having their lights on in inclement weather, the majority of them say they had no idea it was a law. Unfort​unately, ignorance of the law is no excuse.

There are three instances in which the law requires you to have your headlights and taillights on – and only one of them is nighttime.

To find out what the Minnesota Vehicle Lighting statute requires, as well as some tips you may not have thought of, read our blog.​


Summer Should Be Fun, Not Tragic

Vehicles on a metro area freewayThe days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the 100 most-traveled days on Minnesota roads. But all that extra vehicle travel can lead to more crashes and more deaths. Halfway through the most traveled days of the year, preliminary numbers show 76 people have died on Minnesota roads so far. That compares to an average of 65 people dying during the first half of the summer during the same time period (2017-2020). 

Our blog will show you what Minnesota law enforcement agencies are doing – and what you can do, too – to keep summer from becoming tragic.

​​DPS Adjusts Some Services in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

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