Let’s be careful out there!

A lot of us will be getting into cars at the end of the day and driving, someplace, in Minnesota for the long weekend. So where are the places with the most injuries or deaths tied to traffic?

We have answers thanks to the data wonks at the fine website Minnesota Compass.

Here’s a Minnesota map:


Nobles County in southwest Minnesota came in at the top, with 982 injuries and fatalities per 100,000 residents. Red Lake and Lake of the Woods counties were the best on that scale.

If you’re only counting deaths, northwest Minnesota is perhaps your biggest worry:


Overall, though, the general trend of traffic injuries and deaths in Minnesota is pretty good.


Let’s be careful out there!

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