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
Minnesota is facing a rise in traffic fatalities in 2018. Minnesota DPS Office of Traffic Safety Director Michael Hanson discusses the changes in driver behavior that will reverse the trend.
Story by Martin Moylan
January 2, 2019
Authorized a study on AVs.
Helmets required for all riders under 18 or with instructional permit. Universal helmet law repealed 1977.
Checkpoints are not conducted. They are illegal under state Constitution.
Length of Regular Renewal Cycle
Provisions for Mature Drivers