State Patrol reminds motorists to travel safely

As Memorial Day weekend winds down and Minnesotans get ready to head home, the Minnesota State Patrol is reminding drivers that applying  the basic rules of the road will mean a safe holiday. With more 
motorists traveling it’s important for all motorists to pay 
attention, drive well-rested and be buckle up.
Memorial Day is historically one of the deadliest on the state’s 
roadways; there were 42 motorists killed and over 1,560 motorists 
injured from 2005 to 2010. Last year, Minnesota had the safest 
Memorial Day on record with zero fatalities. Motorists can take simple 
steps to avoid death and injury including using seat belts for every 
seat and every ride, paying attention, slowing down and not drinking 
and driving.
Drivers are also urged to plan ahead and to practice common sense, 
courtesy and compassion with other motorists.  In addition, extra 
Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols are on roads now in Minnesota.