Home Stretch Of 100 Deadliest Days
KNSI News | Aug 9, 2018 AT 3:45 pm
(KNSI) - Safety officials are urging drivers to make safe choices on the road as we enter the final stretch of the 100 deadliest days (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day) on Minnesota Roads.
The Department of Public Safety says making good, simple decisions can prevent life-changing tragedies that have affected too many families through the first 75 days.
During the first 75 days of the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads 90 people have been killed in traffic crashes, accounting for 46 percent of all traffic fatalities so far in 2018.
Of those 90 deaths, 25 were speed-related, 22 were alcohol-related, seven were distraction-related and 14 were not wearing a seat belt.
31 of those deaths were motorcyclists, of which 22 were not wearing a helmet.
One of the most recent fatal crashes happened Monday night in Rockville (pictured below), when a man was thrown from his vehicle when it rolled several times.
Safety officials are asking people to speak up and save lives if you see someone driving distracted, intoxicated, speeding or not buckling up.