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Minnesota DWI Confessions (Part 1 of 3)

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety has created a group of online video testimonials as part of its ongoing campaign against driving while intoxicated (DWI). Called “DWI Confessions,” this series consists of three harrowing installments. The first features an unnamed young adult who explains what happened when he drove after having…


Safe Winter Driving in Minnesota

As we usher in a New Year the winter weather season is upon us in Minnesota. Of course, this time of year also comes with a change in the weather, something Minnesota residents know all too well. If you’re planning to travel this winter, make sure you keep your wits about you. The roads can…


Minnesota Campaign Designed To Deter DWI Injuries And Deaths

Approximately 30,000 Minnesota drivers are arrested every year for DWI. In the last five years, drunk drivers were responsible for almost 600 deaths which could have been prevented if the motorists had driven sober or let a sober person drive instead. St. Paul’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign was in effect from August…


How Does a Law Firm Help You During a Legal Battle?

 If you have been injured in an accident, you already understand the stress that comes with the experience. In addition to the physical pain, you also face the anxiety associated with medical care and the ongoing efforts to receive just compensation for your injuries. Ideally, things will go as smoothly as possible following an accident,…


2012 Traffic Crash Report: Deaths Up 7 Percent from 2011

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota experienced 395 traffic-related deaths in 2012, up seven percent from 2011 and the first increase since 2007. This increase can likely be attributed to more miles traveled by motorists and a mild winter, which reduces the amount of caution drivers use on…


Minnesota Traffic Deaths Up in 2012

It’s an unfortunate truth that even the best drivers can be involved in car accidents. Reckless drivers, extreme weather conditions and unforeseen events can affect anyone. Since 2002, however, Minnesota has been able to report a steadily decreasing number of traffic deaths; 2007 was an exception, but the decline continued otherwise through 2011. In that…


Minnesotans Paying Attention to the Dangers of Drinking and Driving

For the fourth year in a row, the number of road fatalities has decreased in Minnesota as a result of drivers wearing their seat belts and choosing not to drink and drive. However, Minnesota drivers still need to be cautious about driving distractions, excessive speeds and failing to yield, which were at the top of…


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Cracks Down on Drunk Boaters

As Independence Day quickly approaches, many people in Minnesota love to celebrate with a fun day on the water. Often times that celebration includes the consumption of alcoholic beverages as well. Unfortunately, many boaters fail to appreciate the dangers of drinking while boating, which could suddenly turn a celebration into a tragedy. That is the…


Safe Summer Travel in Minnesota

It probably comes as no surprise that road travel in Minnesota and across the U.S. drastically increases during the warmer months. AAA cites a leveling-off in gas prices as a reason for even higher numbers of drivers traveling by car this year. Holidays and summer vacations provide opportunities for fun in the sun, but with…


Minnesota Click It or Ticket Campaign in Effect

The attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben would like to remind Minnesota residents that the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign to increase seatbelt awareness is in full swing. Many Minneapolis residents may have already noticed the new billboards that have been raised downtown, and the TV advertising is running on all major networks throughout…


MADD and Takata Launch Tie One On For Safety Holiday Red Ribbon Campaign in Minnesota to Save Lives

Campaign Aims to Curb Fatalities in Minnesota from Alcohol-Related Crashes and Increase Seat Belt Use During the Holiday Season MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ — For the second consecutive year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Takata, the world’s largest manufacturer of seat belts, are teaming up to promote safety on the highways and save lives….


Dram Shop Law Minnesota

340A.801 Civil actions. Subdivision 1. Right of action.  A spouse, child, parent, guardian, employer, or other person injured in person, property, or means of support, or who incurs other pecuniary loss by an intoxicated person or by the intoxication of another person, has a right of action in the person’s own name for all damages sustained against…


Drinking + Driving = Unlucky Number

FRIDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthScoutNews) — If you’re thinking about hitting the road after overdosing on New Year’s champagne, consider this: Drunken drivers are 13 times more likely to kill someone than an average sober driver, says a new study. "Thirteen times may be less dangerous than some people might have thought, but a drunken driver…


Most Children Who Die in Drunk-Driving Accidents Were Riding With The Drinking Driver

WESTPORT, May 30 (Reuters Health) – In the May 3rd issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, two articles highlight the continuing need for education and policy interventions to reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths and injuries of children. Dr. Lewis H. Margolis and colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel…


More Than Ever, It Is Imperative That Minnesota Adopt the .08 Illegal BAC

Article: Mothers Against Drunk Driving Impaired driving is a complicated problem that demands a comprehensive solution, and research overwhelmingly shows that .08 BAC is a critical part of the solution. Minnesota continues to lose the battle with the most preventable and committed crime in our state: drunk driving. In 2001, an alarming 211 people were…


Q&A: Teenagers Underage Drinking as of March 2004

Article: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control 1. Is alcohol a significant factor in teenage crashes? Yes. Young drivers are less likely than adults to drive after drinking alcohol, but their crash risks are substantially higher when they do. This is especially true at low and moderate blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) and is thought to…

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