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Published September 04, 2012, 08:38 PM

"Maroon Day" Means Minnesota Roads Heavily Patrolled Tomorrow

"Maroon Day," also known as the day in Minnesota where all sworn personnel statewide focus on road patrol, will take place tomorrow September 5th.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

"Maroon Day," also known as the day in Minnesota where all sworn personnel statewide focus on road patrol, will take place tomorrow September 5th.

Historically the day is set to coincide with the start of school for students to ensure safety on the roads. Regional Public Information Officer Sergeant Jesse Grabow says Impaired driving, speed, lack of seatbelt use and aggressive driving remain the top contributing factors of traffic crashes and injury outcome. District commanders will be coordinating high visibility efforts throughout the day.

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