Contact Us

Officials Urge Extra Caution on MN Highways

Photo courtesy Minnesota State Patrol

The State Patrol and the hundreds of local law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota have extra patrols planned through the Fourth of July weekend in hopes of keeping the holiday a safe one for travelers.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety notes of the July 4th holiday travel period has historically been one of the deadliest times of the year to be on the road. Over the past 10 years, 59 people have died as a result of injuries suffered in crashes that occurred during the Fourth of July holiday period.

The department also notes almost 60-percent of those fatal crashes were alcohol-related.

“In the summer, we experience fewer crashes than in the winter, but along with the warmer temperatures, people tend to drive at higher speeds and crashes are more severe, which results in more fatalities and serious injuries,” said Donna Berger, Office of Traffic Safety director. “In addition to always buckling up, driving at safe speeds and paying attention to the road, the high number of DWI arrests is a call to action for all Minnesotans to plan a sober ride home before going out to celebrate.”

Since 2004, Independence Day also has seen 4,585 crashes, 200 serious injuries and 5,324 DWI citations, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety

 

 

More From Quick Country

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://quickcountry.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Quick Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Quick Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!