Troopers conducted high-visibility patrols around the state over six weekends from May through September as part of Project 20(22).

Summer campaign to tackle dangerous drivers hailed a success

Minnesota State Patrol stopped more than 3,500 motorists during a summer campaign targeting excessive speeding, lack of seat belt use, distracted driving and driving...
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) has coordinated the enforcement, education and awareness campaign which will see extra police patrols as well as advertising across the State in support of the Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety program.

Seatbelt campaign urges drivers to “click it and live”

Motorists in Minnesota are being urged to buckle up as part of a new ‘click it or ticket’ campaign. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety...
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) study found that 85,002 people have died in crashes on rural roads between 2016 and 2020 - the five most recent years of data.

Rural roads are disproportionately deadly, study finds

Nearly half of all fatal crashes in the US occur on rural roads, despite only 19 per cent of the US population living in...
The organisation conducted nighttime tests on 23 midsize cars, midsize SUVs and small pickups. Four were awarded the highest rating of superior, but more than half received a basic score or no credit.

Vehicles struggle in new nighttime test of pedestrian autobrake

Pedestrian automatic emergency braking systems (AEB) don’t work as well in the dark, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The organisation conducted...
The study revealed fatalities on urban roads surged 34 per cent from 2010 to 2019, while those in rural areas fell ten per cent. Urban traffic deaths surpassed those in rural areas in 2016 and by 2019, 19,595 people were killed in urban locations compared to 16,340 in the countryside.

Surge in urban road deaths

Urban traffic deaths in the US now exceed those on rural roads, with speed playing a critical factor, according to new research from the...
Of those surveyed in the Ipsos poll, 43 per cent of drivers admitted to using their phone at least once out of every ten trips – up from 33 per cent in 2019.

New campaign urges drivers to ‘leave their phone alone’

A new survey has revealed an increase in British Columbia drivers using their phones to talk or text while behind the wheel. Of those surveyed...
In partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Trucking Association and AAA – The Auto Club Group, the event aims to educate the public on drowsy driving prevention on Florida’s roads in honor of Ronshay Dugans, who was tragically killed by a drowsy driver in 2008.

Campaign targets drowsy drivers

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has held its annual Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. In partnership with the Florida Department of...
However, the number of preventable deaths in 2022 is up 15 per cent compared to 2020 and the organisation said the figures proved US roadways were still “supremely dangerous” especially for those walking, biking, and rolling.

One per cent decrease in road deaths is only a ‘glimmer...

The National Safety Council (NSC) has released preliminary estimates revealing 21,340 people died in preventable crashes on US roads during the first six months...
Under the final rule, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) will provide a new minimum standard for pavement marking “retroreflectivity” effective from September 6, 2022.

Pavement markings to be made more visible in US to reduce...

A final rule that will improve safety for all road users by ensuring that pavement markings are made more visible in dark or low...