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Have an Idea for a Traffic Safety Project?

​The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) would like your ideas for new traffic safety projects that could be included in the Highway Safety Plan.

OTS receives funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop, implement, and coordinate projects likely to decrease the number of traffic deaths and serious injuries on Minnesota roads by changing behavior - increasing seat belt use; decreasing impaired driving, speeding or distracted driving; or improving the safety of motorcyclists and pedestrians.

Learn more about submitting a project idea. 

If you have an idea, submit the Informal Idea Solicitation Form to Shannon Ryder by 4 p.m. March 22.

February 2019 Preliminary Fatal Crash and Fatality Numbers

​Challenging winter weather driving conditions have made February a difficult time on Minnesota roads.

  • There were 18 fatalities in February compared with 19 last February.
  • Of the 18 fatalities:
    • 1 people died in distracted driving-related crashes.
    • 2 people died in speed-related crashes.
    • 4 people died in alcohol-related crashes.
    • 4 people died who were unbelted.

Please remember to drive to the conditions of the road, buckle up, drive distraction-free and always plan for a sober ride.

For all February preliminary crash information click here.

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Video Description: Janet Carlson considered herself a social drinker. Three DWIs later, she's pleading with people to plan ahead for a sober ride. Her story is a reminder of how making a wrong choice can happen to anyone.