Traffic deaths fall below 400 in 2011
WORTHINGTON -- According to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety, traffic deaths claimed the lives of 349 people in 2011, a figure that represents a 38 percent reduction in deaths since 2001.
The DPS projects the final total to be about 11 percent below the 2010 figure of 411 and the lowest since 1944.
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