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The Ongoing Crisis: Traffic Deaths on Minnesota’s Roads

A hand on a steering wheelThe 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day this year continued a distressing trend of traffic deaths. Those 100 days are the most traveled of the year on Minnesota roads, and this year they proved particularly tragic. Preliminary numbers show that 167 people died in traffic crashes during this year's 100 most-traveled days. They accounted for over half of all the 321 traffic deaths through early September this year. People are dying on Minnesota roads in record numbers, and we're doing everything we can to stop it. But we can't do it without your help. Learn more in ​ this DPS blog.


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University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck knows the importance of safety on the field and off it as well. Drive smart and buckle up. Extra patrols now on Minnesota roads.