The number of pedestrian deaths are on the rise in Minnesota, and are now at a 5-year high. A total of 23 people have been struck and killed on Minnesota roads this year, compared to 14 at the same time in 2011. The increase in deaths has prompted state officials to launch a pedestrian safety campaign this month. The campaign reminds drivers to stop at crosswalks and look before turning a corner. It also urges walkers and runners to make eye contact with drivers before crossing. Mn/DOT will reportedly get the word out through the use of billboards, bus signs and radio ads.