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From motorcyclists to teenagers to two men in their 20s just a mile away from home, recent traffic fatalities have forever changed the lives of countless families who are feeling the shock and disbelief of a sudden loss. Those recent deaths pushed Minnesota over 300 road fatalities for 2016. Through education and enforcement, the Department of Public Safety wants motorists to understand that traffic crashes are preventable if drivers follow some simple rules every time they get behind the wheel.
Together drivers can keep Minnesota roads safe.
Matt Logan’s daughter made a choice to text and drive — and that choice cost Deej Logan her life.
Matt travels across Minnesota and shares his story any way he can, including this public service announcement. His goal? To prevent another family, another father, from the heartbreak he feels every time he talks about his daughter.
Attitudes toward drunk driving are changing for the better among Minnesotans as fewer drunk driving-related deaths are occurring across the state. The new 2015 Minnesota Motor Vehicle Impaired Driving Facts report highlights encouraging trends in areas such as fatalities, DWIs and repeat offenders.
To remind motorists that seat belts save lives, more than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state will be participating in the statewide Click It or Ticket campaign Oct. 14 – Oct. 30. The extra enforcement and education effort is coordinated by the Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.Speak Up about Buckling Up Drivers should not start the engine until every passenger in the car is belted. If a passenger sees the driver unbelted, they should speak up and make sure the driver’s seat belt is secure. Every Seat, Every TimeMinnesota law requires all motorists to buckle up or be seated in the correct child restraint. Officers will stop and ticket unbelted drivers or passengers. Seat belts must be worn correctly — low and snug across the hips or thighs, and shoulder straps should never be tucked under an arm or behind the back.