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Traffic Safety

Minnesota Traffic Fatalities YTD
September 21, 2023 286 YTD
December 31, 2022 444 preliminary

December 31, 2021 488 final

Minnesota Traffic Fatalities YTD

Toward Zero Deaths
Target: 225 or fewer by 2025

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.