According to officials, 89 deaths were linked to impaired drivers on the roadways in 2019, and more than 3,000 DWI arrests.
Story by KARE 11
August 13, 2020
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GHSA & Responsibility.org to Award $245,000 in Highway Safety Grants
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the sixth consecutive year, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) are awarding grants to help states keep Americans safe from the most dangerous impaired drivers.
Three months into the coronavirus pandemic, the United States faces another crisis: a surge in speeding and reckless behavior on the nation's roadways.
Story by Luz Lazo
May 11, 2020
State officials say they have seen a troubling surge in traffic fatalities even though Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order last month targeting the coronavirus has sharply reduced travel by motorists across Minnesota.
Story by Paul Walsh
April 9, 2020
The Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety used grant funding from GHSA and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to host a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School October 2018 through January 2019. Law enforcement agencies were notified of the training opportunity through multiple postings and distribution through the DRE network, Minnesota Police Chief Association, Minnesota Sheriff Association, Law Enforcement Liaison networks and the Minnesota County Attorney Association.
As Minnesota launches a high visibility enforcement period aimed at reducing distracted driving, Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety Director Mike Hanson addresses the role technology plays in distraction.
Story by Tim Harlow
April 3, 2019
Many states have raised speed limits in recent years, a cause for concern as speeding continues to account for nearly a third of traffic deaths each year. GHSA's Kara Macek discusses the challenges posed by these increases.
Story by Mary Lynn Smith
January 25, 2019