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Law Enforcement in Ramsey County Honored for Traffic Safety Efforts

​The Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is recognizing law enforcement agencies in Ramsey County with the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Commissioner’s Award for their outstanding enforcement and education efforts during 2016.

The Commissioner’s Award highlights the exceptional partnership of municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies working together on a highly visible, well-publicized traffic safety enforcement program.   The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on the TZD Enforcement Grant, and it collaborates with the following agencies:
  • Maplewood Police Department
  • Minnesota State Patrol
  • Mounds View Police Department
  • New Brighton Police Department
  • North St. Paul Police Department
  • Roseville Police Department
  • St. Anthony Police Department
  • St. Paul Police Department
  • White Bear Lake Police Department

OTS Seeks Ideas for New Traffic Safety Projects

​The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is seeking your ideas through an informal solicitation process to generate ideas for new traffic safety projects for the Highway Safety Plan.

The OTS receives funding from the National Highway Traffic 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.

If you have an idea, submit the Informal Idea Solicitation Form to Susie Palmer by 4 p.m. March 13. Questions should be e-mailed to Susie by 4 p.m. Feb. 23.


Extra DWI Enforcement Nets 2,407 Arrests

​Driving into a garage, hitting a squad car, and two drunk drivers in one vehicle highlight some of the dangerous incidents during the extra holiday DWI enforcement period.

Officers, deputies and troopers arrested 2,407 beer and water.jpgdrivers for DWI statewide in November and December; that’s compared with 2,502 DWI during last year’s holiday period campaign.

Keep yourself and others safe by helping prevent drunk driving:

Plan for a safe ride – designate a sober driver, use a cab/public transportation or stay at the location of the celebration.

Speak Up – Offer to be a designated driver, or be available to pick up a loved one anytime, anywhere.

Buckle up – the best defense against a drunk driver.

Report drunk driving – call 911 when witnessing impaired driving behavior. Be prepared to provide location, license plate number and observed dangerous behavior


Featured Video

Video Description: The Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety coordinates campaigns throughout the year to influence Minnesotans to make smart choices behind the wheel. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the action on the street and the planning involved to ensure we all get home safely.