2014 was initially reported as the lowest number of Minnesota traffic deaths since 1944 (356 both years).  Even revised (361), the death rate was still lower than 2013 (387), continuing a steady, downward trend.  But 2015’s death count (405) continued the movement upwards, approaching the 411 deaths in 2010.  Is MNDOT’s Toward Zero Deaths program realistic or have we bottomed out in reducing traffic deaths?

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