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There was excellent news with the final data from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety report showing that highway deaths were fewer across the state in 2009. The drop was 421 traffic fatalities in Minnesota in 2009, compared to 455 in 2008. This is the lowest number since 1943.

There are still ongoing concerns about rural roads and drunk driving deaths. Both of which have continued to stay high as causes for the deaths. I will be looking at this report all week concerning the other items it reveals.

Official Numbers For 2009 : Some Of The Best Numbers Yet Concerning Semi Trucks, Mike Bryant | July 02, 2010 9:50 AM

Official Numbers For 2009 : Too Many Pedestrians and Bicyclists Being Killed On The Roads,Mike Bryant | July 01, 2010 9:33 AM

Official Numbers For 2009 : Better Numbers Concerning Motorcycle Highway Deaths Mike Bryant | June 30, 2010 9:11 AM

Official Numbers For 2009 : Highway Deaths From Drinking Are Again Too High, Mike Bryant | June 29, 2010 9:43 AM

With any death in a Minnesota motor vehicle collision, there are a number of issues that will need to be reviewed. My partner, Joe Crumley, addressed this topic in a recent article for the Minnesota Lawyers Trial magazine and I was interviewed on the same topic

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