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Traffic Safety

Minnesota Traffic Fatalities YTD
October 17, 2019 282 YTD
Dec. 31, 2018 381 final
Dec. 31, 2017 358 final

graph of traffic fatalities from 2000 to 2020

Toward Zero Deaths
Target: 300 or fewer by 2020

Cable median barriers

The Federal Highway Administration in accordance with MAP-21 requires:

  • Strategic Highway Safety Plan to be developed and include performance targets
  • Projects are informed by data and prioritized based on the capacity to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries
  • Investments are tied to performance-based outcomes for national priorities
  • Highway Safety Improvement Program Reports to the Federal Highway Administration

Minnesota developed the Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan. This document guides our traffic safety programs and policies.