Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lead-Foot Drivers Beware

Minnesota motorists will face enhanced speed enforcement patrols throughout July. During the last three years, speed was a contributing factor in nearly 400 deaths statewide. According to Minnesota Department of Public Safety, speed contributes to about 150 traffic deaths and 7,000 injuries each year.

A typical 10 mph over the limit speeding ticket can cost an average of about $117. "Speeding motorists are a serious threat to everyone on the road," says Brainerd Police Deputy Chief Corky McQuiston. "When speed increases, so does the chance for a violent crash."

On this project, State Patrol troopers will work with deputies from the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department, and officers from the police departments of Baxter, Brainerd, Breezy Point, Crosby, Crosslake, Cuyuna, Deerwood, Emily, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes.

More than twice as many speed-related fatal crashes occur on rural roads than major urban roads.

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