Law enforcement to focus on select corridors, Wednesday, July 3

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office will be joining law enforcement statewide who are participating in an extra
speed enforcement and awareness campaign running now through Sept. 2. As part of this effort, we are also
participating in the Highways 14, 19, and 60 Border-to-Border (B2B) Speed Saturation on Wednesday, July 3.                                                    This year, law enforcement agencies also have the option to conduct saturations on shorter corridors in their jurisdictions
throughout southern Minnesota.

In addition to Highway 14, Brown County Sheriff’s Office will have increased patrols on
Brown County Rd 8. Watch for us as we strive to keep Minnesota roads safe for travel for everyone.
speeding continues to be a leading cause of death on Minnesota roads. The extra speed enforcement this summer,                                           coordinated through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety and supported by local law                                  enforcement, will help stop this dangerous driving behavior.

While getting a ticket may be a primary concern when exceeding the speed limit, drivers
should worry about far more dangerous consequences:

 In 2023, 115 motorists died in speed-related crashes (preliminary).
 During the 100 deadliest days in the past five years (2019-2023), preliminary numbers
show that 246 people lost their lives in speed-related crashes.
 Speed contributed to an average of 92 deaths per year from 2014-18, but an average of
123 deaths per year from 2019-23.