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04.19.2021

Vehicle Crash Deaths Up 38% in South Dakota in 2020

Every car accident fatality is a tragedy, and unfortunately, South Dakota saw a sharp increase in the number of motor vehicle deaths in 2020. The state’s Department of Public Safety recently released a report detailing last year’s traffic accident statistics, and the information is important for all South Dakota residents to know. South Dakota Accident…

01.07.2021

2020 was a Deadly Year on Minnesota Roads – Here are Tips for Driving Safe in Winter Weather

Hundreds of Minnesotans die in car accidents every year, but 2020 was a particular bad year for traffic fatalities. Unfortunately, almost 400 people in the state passed away due to car wrecks. Most traffic accidents are preventable, and being aware of safe driving strategies can save lives. Learning to drive safely in winter weather is…

08.17.2020

Minnesota Motorcycle Riding Season Statistics and Staying Safe on the Open Road

Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience. The freedom of flying down the road is exciting, and riding is a great way to get outside and enjoy beautiful weather. However, motorcycles also have their risks. Accidents happen all the time, and they’re often serious. If you’re a motorcyclist in Minnesota, you should be aware…

07.30.2020

South Dakota Traffic Deaths Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Officials in South Dakota stated that deaths due to traffic accidents increased this year by 38%, but the number of miles that people have been driving this year have gone down considerably. Tony Mangan is the spokesman for South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety, and he announced recently that 58 South Dakotans died in car…

05.20.2020

Car Crash Death Rates Increase in Minnesota during Coronavirus Shutdown

The most dreaded task for any Minnesota State Patrol officer is letting family members know that their loved one was killed in a car accident. Even though lockdowns have slowed down overall traffic significantly, an astounding number of individuals are still being injured and killed in motor vehicle accidents. Those who are driving these days…

05.13.2020

How To Purchase Minnesota Auto Insurance

Insurance is what you purchase to protect yourself and your family from unexpected disasters. When purchasing this protection, you should consider who you want to protect. All Minnesota policies include Liability, Uninsured, Underinsured and Personal Injury Protection. Liability coverage protects your and your family’s assets from a complete stranger. For example, if you or your…

10.02.2019

Staying Safe During the 100 Deadliest Days on Minnesota Roads

This summer, there have been more than 130 traffic fatalities on Minnesota’s roadways. Officials have recently taken a few actions to help improve safety, including passing a new hands-free cell phone law and cracking down on drunk drivers. Nonetheless, the increased number of vehicles on the highway still creates a dangerous environment. Here are a…

04.22.2019

Motorcycle Safety Remains a Priority for Riders Enjoying Minnesota Roads

As the weather warms up, people in Minnesota and other parts of the country are preparing for another fun-filled motorcycle season. Although riding a motorcycle is an incredible experience, safety should remain a priority every moment on the open road. Crashing a motorcycle is up to 28 times more deadly than crashing a car or…

01.14.2019

Motor Vehicle Fatalities Decreased in North Dakota in 2018

In 2018, 104 people lost their lives as a result of motor vehicle accidents in North Dakota. This number represents a decrease of 10 percent according to the information provided by the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. While state authorities are encouraged by this decrease, they explain that even…

10.26.2018

Minnesota Records 300th Traffic Fatality of 2018

How Can You Stay Safe on Minnesota Roads? Unsafe driving behaviors often lead to tragic outcomes. To promote road safety and prevent death and injury, it’s helpful to face the facts about traffic fatalities and their causes. In Minnesota, over 300 people have already died in traffic accidents this year. Last year, Minnesota reached the…

07.19.2018

Motorcycle Season: Staying Safe on The Road

With a warm sun and blue skies, it’s motorcycle season across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. Most motorcycle enthusiasts will tell you few things come close to the feeling of freedom that comes with riding down the open road and the roar of the engine.  That is not the only thing bikers…

06.22.2018

Father’s Day Weekend Was the Deadliest on Minnesota Roads Since 2016

Father’s Day is meant to be a day of fun on which people show appreciation to their fathers, but this day became deadly for too many people this year. In fact, Father’s Day weekend of 2018 was the deadliest on Minnesota roads since 2016. Between Friday and Saturday, 11 motorists lost their lives in fatal…

12.05.2017

Winter Driving – Tips for Staying Safe on the Road

Minnesotans know that winter driving presents its own unique set of challenges and safety hazards. Prudent motorists that value their personal and financial well-being can take precautions to manage risk. Here are a few tips that will help keep you safe behind the wheel this winter. Keep an Emergency Kit in the Trunk If a…

06.06.2017

Annual Sturgis South Dakota Motorcycle Rally Safety Checklist

When summer is in full swing, the Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is just around the corner. South Dakota has made the rally its home since 1938 when the rally featured only nine riders. Today, attendance tops more than 700,000 people. While motorcycle riding and is the featured attraction, there are a variety of events, including…

05.18.2017

Dr. Mudspringer 2017 Open House

Congratulations to Jim Hall and Mary Mayer-Gotreau, winners of a $250 Dr. Mudspringer motorcycle accessories gift certificate.  Dr. Mudspringer has been supplying Minnesotans with high quality motorcycle accessories for over 40 years. Every year attorney Paul Godlewski and Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben donate gift certificates that can be used towards the purchase of a motorcycle helmet….

05.02.2017

Safe Driving Made March 2017 the Second-safest Month on the Roads in Wisconsin Since World War II

According to preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 28 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents during the month of March 2017. This was the second lowest number of people who were killed during the month of March since World War II. March of 2010 had the fewest deaths since the end of…

04.06.2017

ABATE of Iowa Motorcycle Rider Education Classes Aim to Reduce Fatalities

ABATE of Iowa District 15 is looking to lower the number of motorcycle fatalities in the Hawkeye State, which numbered 60 in 2016, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Education is ABATE’s focus as members believe that it is more impactful than any legislation that has or will be passed.  On March 25, 2017…

03.14.2017

Midwest Motorcycle Safety Saves Lives

The first fatal motorcycle crash of 2017 in Minnesota happened this March in Redwood County. Authorities said that the 60-year-old driver had been drinking and was not wearing a helmet- a stark reminder that consuming alcohol before driving and not wearing a helmet are two of the most significant factors that contribute to fatal motorcycle…

02.15.2017

Safe Driving Habits Contribute to Decreased Motor Vehicle Fatalities in North Dakota in 2016

Preliminary data from the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol indicate that motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota in 2016 were significantly reduced compared to the previous year, down 13 percent from 131 in 2015 to only 114 in 2016.  The vast majority of these 114 fatalities involved passenger vehicles,…

09.22.2016

Iowa Traffic Fatalities on the Rise in 2016

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, there have been 276 deaths from motor vehicle accidents so far in 2016, an increase of 18.45 percent from last year. That is more than one death per day. At this rate, it is estimated that Iowa will experience close to 400 fatalities from traffic accidents this year….

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