State Patrol Tells Duluth Students to Put Brakes on Dangerous Driving Behavior

By KBJR News 1

April 25, 2011 Updated Apr 25, 2011 at 10:45 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Minnesota State Patrol troopers are telling high school students to put the brakes on their dangerous driving behaviors.

Troopers showed East High School students a video showing how risky decisions can lead to disasters behind the wheel.

Staying attentive, wearing seatbelts, and not drinking and driving were among the tips for driving safer.

For the next week, the state patrol will pay close attention to drivers near the high schools to reduce accidents and enforce seatbelts and speed limits, among other traffic laws.

"Lot of things coming up, prom, graduation, summer time, and just people going out and having fun with the warmer weather coming, so we decided this would be the perfect time to come into this area, you know and work traffic heavy to try and to discourage dangerous driving behaviors," said Cpl. Chip Lemon.

The educational video and extra enforcement are part of the state patrol's Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety.

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