It’s been a deadly year so far on roads across the state. Mike Hanson director of the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety says 308 people have died on Minnesota roads since January 1st. compared with 277 last year at this time:

“We can get to zero but we can’t but this isn’t something we can enforce our way out of. It’s now something we can engineer our way out of. But we all have to be part of the solution by changing our behavior, making good decisions behind the wheel.”

Recent deaths include a 2-year-old girl who died in Kandiyohi County when the 23-year-old female driver lost control and rolled the vehicle several times. The toddler was riding on the driver’s lap when the crash occurred. A 24-year-old driver died in a head-on crash in Grand Rapids and a teenager driving a dirt bike in Anoka County was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle.