Heavy foot? Light wallet.

Throughout July — one of the deadliest times on Minnesota roads — law enforcement agencies statewide will increase speed patrols and ticket speeding motorists in an effort to save lives. The enforcement campaign will include a focus on aggressive driving behavior, such as tailgating, abrupt lane changes and red-light running. 

The campaign effort is about preventing tragedies that don’t have to occur if we drive at safe speeds and here’s why:         

  • Speed is the most commonly reported contributing factor in fatal crashes.
  • Each year in Minnesota, speed contributes to more than 100 traffic deaths and 300 life-altering, serious injuries.
  • When speed increases, so does the chance for a violent crash — it’s simple: the faster you drive, the harder you crash.
  • A motorist traveling at 65 miles per hour compared to 55 mph will save only 1 minute and 41 seconds on a 10 mile trip.

Bottom line is.  If you speed you will pay. And the cost of a speeding ticket in Minnesota is at least 120 bucks. That’s a lot of your cash, out the window. 

Keep your money and keep our roads safe. Remember the posted speed is the speed limit. 

“Obey the sign. Or pay the fine.”

Learn more at dcsafecommunities.com

Listen to local media messages
Speed/Aggressive Driving #1
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