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Drugged driving may impact accident risk

Minnesota residents have long known that drunk driving is a serious problem and puts too many innocent people in harm's way unnecessarily. While this is its own tragic reality, it is also a fact that drunk driving is not the only risk of its kind. People who choose to get behind the wheel of a car after they have smoked or consumed marijuana can also cause great harm to others. Even though Minnesota has not legalized the recreational use of this drug like some states have, some people still manage to obtain and use or consume it.

Distracted driving may be factor in fatal crash

As distracted driving continues to get more attention in Minnesota and around the country, it is important for people to learn about accidents that may be influenced by a driver's use of a phone or other device while behind the wheel. The more awareness that is brought to the problem of distracted driving, the more laws and other things may eventually be changed in an effort to improve safety for everyone on the roads.

Security vulnerabilities could be safety risks for autonomous cars

For the past couple of years now, Minnesota residents have been hearing quite a bit about the development of self-driving vehicle technology. As technology companies and auto manufacturers alike seem to be in a virtual race to get this technology into play and get vehicles on the road, it is important to remember the primary benefit being touted by this advance: safety. 

MN teen wins 2nd place in anti-distracted driving PSA contest

We all know how big of a problem distracted driving is in the Twin Cities. All you have to do is look around on any busy street or highway. Sometimes, it seems like every other driver is chatting on the phone or staring down at the screen in their hand instead of focusing on the road.

Are traffic fatalities increasing or decreasing?

Are you one of the many Minnesota residents who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident in the past year or so? Perhaps you have even lost a loved one in an unnecessary crash caused by another negligent driver. If so, you may find it interesting to know that across the nation, the number of deaths in automobile wrecks has sadly been rising.

Pedestrians face increased risk on Minnesota roads

While in the midst of winter, fewer Minnesota residents may be outside for exercise or pleasure walks than during other seasons. However, that does not eliminate opportunities for people to be pedestrians. Even walking across a parking lot to get into a store puts someone in that position. Whether walking the dog, heading into a store or waiting for a bus, pedestrians are everywhere and new information suggests that they face more dangers than in prior years.

The Holiday Season Can Lead to Careless Driving in Minnesota

By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, winter is often operating at full force in Minnesota. This reality can make running holiday errands a challenge. When roads are icy and darkness dominates so many of the waking hours, drivers can get tired, distracted and stressed.

Distracted driving a serious hazard in Minnesota

Minnesota residents looking forward to a joyous holiday season filled with celebrations with family and friends should stop for a moment to consider some of the things that might get in the way of these events. Drunk driving might often get a lot of attention for the danger it presents to innocent people on the road and with good reason. However, it is far and away not the only risk that motorists, passengers and pedestrians must be aware of.

How many people die in drunk driving accidents in Minnesota?

Minnesota residents have seen the penalties for drinking and driving change over the years while public awareness about the dangers of drinking has driving has increased. Sadly, these shifts have not managed to prevent many people from continuing to make the dangerous choice to get behind the wheels of their cars after consuming alcohol. Even more tragic is the fact that numerous innocent people die in drunk driving accidents every year. Just how many of these deaths does Minnesota experience?

Back-to-school is in the air; road debris shouldn't be

"I miss being a wife," says a now single mom who lost her husband to a preventable car accident about a decade ago. No, his accident wasn't caused by drunk driving. He wasn't a victim of distracted driving, either. The husband and father died when debris fell out of another vehicle, he tried to avoid the debris and crashed with another car

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