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10 Minnesota State Patrol Squad Cars Struck This Year

By KBJR News 1

The Minnesota State Patrol is trying out electronic citations, which will aim to limit paperwork and keep troopers safe.

April 3, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2013 at 4:04 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- It has been a dangerous month for the Minnesota State Patrol as ten trooper squads have been struck so far this year.

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that the squads were parked and assisting other motorists when they were hit. Four of the crashes occurred in March alone, including the last crash that occurred on Friday, March 29 that injured two troopers.

The state patrol wants to remind motorists of the "move over" law which means that they must move over for stopped emergency vehicles that have emergency lights activated to give responders room to conduct their work safely.

The crashes are also reminders for motorists to drive at safe speeds and pay attention on the road.

Since 2010, 79 trooper squads have been hit.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com