The four leading causes of traffic fatalities in Minnesota are impaired driving, distracted driving, lack of seat belt use, and speed. Each year hundreds of Minnesotans lose their lives in crashes. The Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS OTS) can provide detailed statistics on crashes and other traffic safety topics.
- Hands-free cell phone law (DPS OTS)
- Number of daily and monthly fatalities and detailed breakdown of statistics (DPS OTS)
- Child passenger safety resources (DPS OTS)
- Yearly crash data statistics (DPS OTS)
- Minnesota's traffic laws (DPS OTS)
Materials & Reports
- Free educational brochures on traffic safety (DPS OTS)
- Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts is an annual report summarizing the "who, what, where, when and why" information related to crashes. In addition, the report breaks out information on alcohol, seat belt use, motorcycles, trucks, pedestrians, bicycles, school buses, and trains.
- Minnesota Motor Vehicle Impaired Driving Facts is a source of reliable statistics to help quantify the scope of the impaired driving problem. In each year's report, you will find impaired driving crash data, DWI arrest statistics, DWI conviction rates, and more.