Over 200 Road Fatalities 22 Aug 12

More than 200 people have now been killed on Minnesota roads so far this year. The Department of Public Safety’s Nathan Bowie reminds drivers to buckle up and travel at safe speeds. He says there have been 205 traffic fatalities so far in 2012, including 4 bicyclists, 29 motorcyclists and 18 pedestrians. Last year a total of 368 people died on Minnesota roads, the lowest number of fatalities in one year since 1944. Law enforcement officials across the state are continuing the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign through the Labor Day weekend in an effort to prevent drunk driving. Officials said one-third of last year’s fatal crashes involved a drunk driver.