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Let's Talk Safety!

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Car crashes can change peoples' lives forever.

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Every year in MN, there are thousands of crashes, resulting in about 350 deaths.

Larger vehicles and crash avoidance systems have made roads safer for people driving.

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Still, the rates of crashes with death or severe injury for people biking and walking are getting worse.

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The same is true for motorcyclists.

Drinking, drug use, cell phone distractions, and speeding are the top causes of crashes.

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However, roadway design can have a huge impact on safety.

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MnDOT is making roads safer with better curves, intersections, and roundabouts.

This helped reduce total crashes in MN by 24% during the past four decades.

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Sadly, this trend has slowed during the past decade with total crashes increasing and motorist deaths declining at a much slower rate.

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Most transportation crashes are preventable. We can all do our part to make roads safer.

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