MANKATO, MINN - Minnesota has reached its half–way point through the "100 Deadliest Days" of the year

The "100 Deadliest Days" in Minnesota is referred to by Minnesota's Department of Public Safety as the most dangerous point of the year for drivers due to a spike in road fatalities

DPS marks the "100 Deadliest Days" between Memorial Day and Labor

The state department of public safety says 37 percent of all traffic deaths in 2018 have occurred since Memorial Day.

Extra speed enforcement will be implemented by the state through July 22.

DPS accounts for 88 speed–related deaths on the road in 2017

Drivers are encouraged to slow down, plan ahead and refuse to drive until every passenger is wearing their seatbelt.

----KEYC News 12