After finishing a two-week “Click it or Ticket” seatbelt campaign, law enforcement is getting ready for Halloween.  Mike Hanson, director of the state Office of Traffic Safety says:

“Halloween is a big deal.  It’s also on a weekend (Sunday 10/31)  this year, I believe.  And it’s also a night that we see a significant uptick in the number of impaired driving events that take place out there.”

Deaths from speed-related crashes are up significantly in Minnesota from prior years, and impaired driving crashes are also a significant part of the state’s traffic fatalities.