DPS offers driving safety reminder heading into 100 deadliest days on MN roads
Carol McCarthy | May 22, 2020 AT 7:27 am
UNDATED--This week marks the beginning of what the Department of Public Safety calls the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads.
"We're going into a little bit of an unknown with the COVID-19 challenges that we're seeing out there as well. Certainly, I think with so many people working from home, we're still seeing significant reductions in traffic volumes on most roadways across the state although that is starting to rebuild as some of the reopening has taken place," said Mike Hanson, Director of the Office of Traffic Safety.
Hanson is urging Minnesotans to slow down, buckle up and put the distractions away.
Statistics from the Minnesota Department of Traffic Safety:
Fatal Crashes on the Rise
Fewer vehicles on the road does not give drivers a license to speed or drive carelessly.
The 31 fatal crashes on Minnesota roads since March 16, resulting in 35 deaths.
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Speeding and careless driving were among the most frequently cited contributing factors in traffic fatalities.