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Fewer vehicles on the road does not give drivers a license to speed or drive carelessly. The 24 fatal crashes on Minnesota roads since March 16 are significantly higher than during the same time period in previous years.
Of the 28 preliminary fatalities on Minnesota roads since March 16, half (14) are either speed-related or caused by careless/negligent driving. Let’s make sure hospital beds are available for those dealing with COVID-19. Preventing critical injuries from a crash can help make that happen.
The Office of Traffic Safety is aware of the many challenges we are all facing during this difficult time.
Our staff remains available and is working remotely. Our contact information is available on the OTS Staff Contacts page.
Information about COVID-19 can be found at the Minnesota Department of Health website and the Governor’s COVID-19 response website.
Stay safe and healthy, and we will all work together to get through this challenging time.
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.