Highway safety analysts throughout the country spend a lot of time reviewing collision statistics. Public safety officials in Minnesota recently voiced their growing concern regarding the number of traffic deaths there have been in recent years across the state. In fact, the officials in question are so concerned that they have publicly warned drivers to be especially cautious when traveling on state roads.
Collision-related fatality numbers are the highest they have been in years
Since the start of 2021, there have reportedly been close to 400 deaths in traffic accidents in Minnesota. In 2020, there were 313 traffic-related fatalities in the state by this time of year. Safety officials predict that, by the end of 2021, the number of deaths by collision in this state might be higher than it has been in the past 14 years.
Chief of State Patrol spoke out on the issue
Combining efforts with AAA, the Minnesota Safety Council and others, the Chief of State Patrol has recommended several safety tips to the public to help reduce the number of fatal collisions that have been occurring throughout the state. He said that every driver should remember the fundamental safety issues, such as adhering to posted speed limits and avoiding drunk driving. Sadly, drunk drivers are a menace to travelers in this state and others.
If a loved one dies because of another driver’s negligence or reckless behavior
Every licensed driver knows that he or she must adhere to traffic laws and safety regulations; however, that does not guarantee that every driver will obey the law. Distracted driving and drunk driving are two of the most common causes of fatal collisions on Minnesota highways. A person’s life is irreplaceable. If a family loses a loved one because of a drunk driver or distracted driver, an immediate member of the family can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the decedent.