Play it safe – buckle up, drive sober, put away the cell phone and drive at safe speeds. Beginning May 18, Roseville Police will increase their efforts to promote safe driving.
RVPD will join forces with law enforcement agencies across Minnesota in a Safe & Sober effort through the month of May to reduce the number of injuries and deaths in traffic accidents.
Police officers around the state will work extra hours, especially at night, to target drivers and passengers not using seat belts or car seats. Minnesotans killed and seriously injured in nighttime crashes are about half as likely to be buckled up as motorists in daytime crashes.
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, properly wearing seat belts reduces the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers by 45% in a car and 60% in a light truck. Odds are six times greater for injury if you are not buckled up.
Safe & Sober is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is designed to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries.