Here’s a question for your readers…If passing a law forbidding you to own an assault rifle is all they need to do to make us safer, then why not just pass a law against killing people in schools or shopping malls?Think about that for a minute.D
Why do bars have parking lots?
(Source STRIB) Drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota last year were down 40 percent from a decade ago, but there’s still a lot of work to do to save needlessly lost lives, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety said Friday.
That calculation was part of the agency’s release of its final 2011 drunken-driving data, in which it said 111 people died last year as the result of drunken driving, compared to 185 in 2002.
The agency also cited these numbers: 29,257 Minnesotans were arrested for DWI in 2011, one in seven state drivers has a DWI on record, and 1,265 Minnesotans have 10 or more DWIs.
From 2007 to 2011, 651 people were killed in drunken-driving crashes in Minnesota, an average of 130 deaths annually. During this same period, 166,962 motorists were arrested for DWI.