The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office continues with it’s towards zero deaths initiative, reminding residents and visitors to obey the speed limit. Extra patrol will be out in the month of July. In residential areas, the speed limit is 30, and on state highways 55mph unless posted otherwise. Buckle up, obey the signs and always get a designated driver are all precautions to limit collision and prevent crash related deaths.
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)