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Today is state's deadliest day on the road

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The Fourth of July is state's deadliest day of the year on the road, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.

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In the last three years, Independence Day racked up 15 traffic deaths, topping May 22 (13), May 23 (11) and July 10 (11) for the deadliest 24-hour period.

DPS officials are stressing that motorists buckle up, drive at safe speeds, pay attention and plan ahead for a sober ride for the holiday.

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