Posted: Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:40AM

Traffic Crash Report

A mild winter, a slight increase in miles traveled, and a spike in motorcyclist deaths in 2012 are a few of the reasons Minnesota had its first increase in traffic deaths since 2007.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reports there were 395 traffic deaths in 2012 which is a 7% increase from 2011, yet represents a 40% decrease in deaths from a decade ago.
The department said there were 116 unbelted motorist deaths, 104 drunk driving crash victims, and 55 motorcyclist deaths. The 2012 fatality count is the second lowest annual death figure (behind 2011) since 1944 when 356 were killed.
To date in 2013, there have been 134 road deaths compared to 125 deaths at this time in 2012.

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