Throughout July â€” one of the deadliest times on Minnesota roads â€” 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.Â
The campaign effort is about preventing tragedies that donâ€™t have to occur if we drive at safe speeds and hereâ€™s why:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
- 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 â€” itâ€™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.Â If you speed you will pay. And the cost of a speeding ticket in Minnesota is at least 120 bucks. Thatâ€™s a lot of your cash, out the window.Â
Keep your money and keep our roads safe. Remember the posted speed is the speed limit.Â
â€œObey the sign. Or pay the fine.â€
Learn more atÂ dcsafecommunities.com