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Helping the Helpers from Behind the Wheel

quad car radar screen showing a driver's speed at 110 mph

Director Mike Hanson of the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has watched traffic safety issues ebb and flow over his long career. But never, in all that time, has he seen the type of speed violations we’re seeing now. Hanson explains, “When you have half the traffic out there that we had before the stay at home order, there’s a lot more available lane space to use and, frankly, abuse.”

Learn about the kinds of traffic violations law enforcement is seeing on the roads, and what OTS is doing about it, in this blog.

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Video Description: Driving with a phone in your hand is now illegal in Minnesota. Lt. Gordon Shank, with the Minnesota State Patrol, shows you different ways to go hands-free.