According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, preliminary numbers show the 100-day stretch last year known as the deadliest days on Minnesota roads, accounted for 124 of the 381 fatalities, making up 33 percent of all the traffic deaths in 2018.
Preliminary numbers so far from the Office of Traffic Safety show 107 fatalities on Minnesota roads in 2019 compared with 112 this time last year. Preliminary numbers show 92 unbelted motorists lost their lives on Minnesota roads in 2018.
Officials say driver behavior continues to play a significant role in motor vehicle collisions with speed, distraction, lack of seat belt use and drunk driving the top contributing factors in the state’s road fatalities.
Extra seat belt enforcement runs now through June 2nd.