Halfway Through, '100 Deadliest Days' Lives Up to Name

Halfway Through, '100 Deadliest Days' Lives Up to Name Photo: KSTP

July 18, 2018 02:52 PM

Halfway through what the Department of Public Safety calls the 100 deadliest days of the year, there have been 66 deaths on Minnesota roads.

That's one fewer death than at the same point last year. The 66 deaths in the 52 days since Memorial Day account for 67 percent of Minnesota's traffic deaths so far this year, according to DPS.

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Out of those 66 deaths, five were distraction-related, 19 were speed-related and 13 were alcohol-related. Seven victims were not wearing their seat belts.

Twenty-four of the deaths were motorcyclists. Of those 24, 17 were not wearing helmets, according to DPS.

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DPS offered several tips to make Minnesota's roads safer, including speaking up if you are riding with a distracted driver, always buckling up, slowing down and designating a sober driver.

The 100 deadliest days begin on Memorial Day and end on Labor Day, according to DPS.

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