It might be tough when you’re headed back after a long weekend,  but Mike Hanson with the Office of Traffic reminds drivers:

“When you’re behind the wheel that’s not your down-time, that’s not your zone-out time, that’s not your daydream time.  It’s time to pay attention to what’s going on all around you.”

Hanson says speeding is a major contributor to traffic deaths this year.  About one-quarter of Minnesota’s traffic fatalities are alcohol-related.  And Hanson says not everyone is buckling up — another big factor in deaths on Minnesota’s roads.