Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
 
OTS Logo

Office of Traffic Safety

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

Statistics


  • More than 60,000 crashes were distracted driving-related from 2014 – 2018 (preliminary), contributing to nearly one in five crashes in Minnesota.

  • Distracted driving contributes to an average of 45 deaths and 204 life-changing injuries a year (2014 – 2018 preliminary).

  • Texting citations climbed 30 percent from 2017 to 2018.

  • Numbers from Minnesota Courts show a disturbing trend in texting citations:
    • 2,177 citations for violating Minnesota’s texting-while-driving law in 2013.
    • 3,498 in 2014
    • 4,115 in 2015
    • 5,988 in 2016
    • 7,357 in 2017
    • 9,545 in 2018
​​