Traffic deaths up in Minnesota for 2012
Traffic deaths are up in Minnesota for the first time in five years.
According to the Department of Public Safety, 378 people were killed on the state's roads in 2012 -- compared to 368 deaths the year before.
Officials say drunken-driving, not buckling up, speeding and distracted driving are likely responsible for the increase. Despite the higher numbers, 2012 will be the second safest year since 1944 on Minnesota roads.
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