MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the state’s highway system will be safer with more frequent child traffic enforcement and enforcement of all traffic laws.
The department says the department has a pilot program in place that will be implemented in 2018.
The program includes enforcement of child traffic laws, the use of a yellow flag to signal when a vehicle is crossing a street, as well as warning and signal enforcement.
It is a part of the department’s Safe Streets Initiative, which began in the spring of 2019.
The city of Minneapolis has been under a federal investigation for its child safety program.
The Minneapolis Police Department says in the past three years, at least 16 children have been injured or killed in the city.
The Minnesota Department on Highway Safety says it has identified hundreds of violations of state and federal laws.
Those violations include speeding, running a stop sign, reckless driving, operating a vehicle without a proper license plate and failure to yield to a pedestrian.
The state also has a list of violations that are considered careless driving, including improper lane markings and stopping in an intersection or stop sign.