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Traffic Fatalities

This indicator is used to understand the safety of Minnesota's roadways and to measure the impact of the state's efforts to reduce traffic fatalities. Minnesota has made consistent and steady progress in reducing traffic fatalities in the state.

Minnesota consistently has one of the lowest fatality rates in the nation. The most recent year of national data is 2017, when the national rate was 1.16.

This measure compares the number of people killed on Minnesota roadways to how much people are driving. It takes the number of fatalities and divides by 100,000,000 miles driven as estimated by MnDOT. Miles driven may vary based on economic, weather, and other factors, which helps to compare the number of fatalities each year while taking into account those factors.

The fatality rate is generated annually.

This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.

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