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April 27, 2016
​ST. PAUL – Drivers with their eyes off the road caught the eye of law enforcement statewide during Minnesota’s extra enforcement campaign April 11 – 17. Police officers, sheriff …

April 15, 2016
The Spring Flood Run is Saturday, April 16, and thousands of motorcyclists are expected to participate. … ​ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thousands of motorcyclists will kick off the unofficial start …

April 6, 2016
​ST. PAUL – Driver distraction can end peoples’ lives and turn the lives of those they left behind upside down.  From family and friends to neighbors and coworkers, recent distracted …

March 8, 2016
The first fatal motorcycle crash of 2016 happened March 7 in Fridley, making this the second earliest motorcycle fatality ever in Minnesota, … As motorcyclists take advantage of the early …

January 13, 2016
​ST. PAUL – Far too often people are choosing to risk their lives and the lives of others on the road by getting behind the wheel drunk. The 2,502 DWI arrests during the statewide extra …

January 12, 2016
​ST. PAUL – Law enforcement agencies in Crow Wing County have been chosen to receive the Department of Public Safety’s Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Commissioner’s Award for their …

January 5, 2016
ST. PAUL – From motorcycle deaths to pedestrian fatalities, the lives lost in traffic crashes in 2015 made it a tragic year for too many Minnesota families. Preliminary numbers from …

December 2, 2015
​ST. PAUL – Minnesota has now surpassed last year’s traffic fatality count, a sad reminder that all motorists need to make safe driving behaviors a priority when they are behind the …

November 24, 2015
​ST. PAUL – More than 300 law enforcement agencies will be working overtime this holiday season, hoping to prevent the type of tragedy that devastated Courtney Pogones and her family …

November 16, 2015
​ST. PAUL – To continue the effort of decreasing fatalities and life-changing injuries on Minnesota roads, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS …