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Too Many Minnesota Families Touched by Domestic Violence

​​Fifty-two people died last year in Minnesota at the hands of a spouse, significant other, former relationship, parent, child, grandparent or other family member. Many more survived the violence, only to have it continue. During this Domestic Violence Awareness Month we recognize and honor Minnesota families impacted by domestic violence.

There is a way out.​​​

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.


It’s a Deer’s World, and We Only Drive in It

A deer crossing a road​November is coming soon, bringing with it pictures of turkeys, pumpkin spice everything, and deer mating season. It's the time of year when deer are most active, which means it's the time of year when the most deer-vehicle crashes occur in Minnesota. There were 6,218 reported crashes in Minnesota over the five-year period from 2016 to 2020, resulting in 18 deaths and 124 serious injuries. How best to avoid dying in a deer-vehicle crash? That depends on what you're driving. 

Our blog will explain what to do if you encounter a deer on the road, and how to survive if a crash is inevitable.

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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.