Deadly Summer on Minnesota Roads

Deadly Summer on Minnesota Roads

Created: September 05, 2019 06:43 PM

A total of 132 traffic fatalities occurred in Minnesota during what the Department of Public Safety calls the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads.

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The 100 days occur between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.

DPS says the 132 traffic deaths that occurred during this time, which make up 57% of all traffic fatalities so far in 2019.

According to DPS, ten of the incidents were distraction-related, twenty-seven were speed-related, thirty-two were alcohol-related, twenty-two were due to not wearing seatbelts and thirty-three involved motorcycles.

DPS also said eight of the incidents involved pedestrians and five involved cyclists.

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