Friday, October 1, 2010

Minnesota Reaches 300 Traffic Fatalities This Week

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), this week, the number of traffic fatalities in Minnesota reached 303. DPS estimates that there will be approximately 405 traffic deaths in 2010. In 2009, there were 421 traffic deaths in Minnesota, the fewest since 1944.

Traffic safety officials credit the decline in traffic fatalities in Minnesota to seat belt enforcement, aggressive impaired driving enforcement, and educational outreach.

Cheri Marti, DPS Office of Traffic Safety Director noted that “we’ve made progress at limiting road deaths, and we can continue that progress, but it has to start with motorists buckling up, driving focused, traveling at safe speeds and never getting behind the wheel impaired.”

Of the 303 traffic deaths this year, 29 were motorcyclists, 24 were pedestrians, and eight were bicyclists.

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