Minnesota’s snowfall totals have been rather unimpressive so far this year, especially here in the Twin Cities metro. While this means that we are in danger of a less-than-white Christmas, the upside is that automobile travel may be safer due to mild weather.
That being said, Minnesota roads and highways are physically and legally dangerous this time of year for a reason that has nothing to do with the weather. Christmas and New Year’s are strongly associated with higher rates of drunk driving and alcohol-related car accidents. Because of this, the Minnesota State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will be out in full force over the next couple weeks looking to catch drunk drivers.