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How to Make Sure Your Teen is Ready for a Fun and Safe Prom Night

Teens in a limo
Let’s see: dress chosen. Tux rented. Tickets bought, dinner reservation made and corsage and boutonniere ordered. Your teen is all ready for prom, right? Not quite. There’s one more box to check: sitting down with them and having a talk about their plans for staying safe.

Certain factors make teens more vulnerable to traffic crashes that end in serious injury or death. So before your teen goes out on the town with their friends for prom, make sure you talk with them about ways to stay safe.

Learn how in our latest blog.

​Time for a Career Change? Consider the State Patrol.

Photo of troopers at graduation.“I need to get out of here.”

If you’ve said that to yourself while looking around your workplace recently, it may be time for a change.

What would you say to driving Minnesota’s beautiful roads and helping keep its citizens safe? If that sounds good, consider applying for the Minnesota State Patrol’s Law Enforcement Training Opportunity (LETO) Program. Applications will be accepted from March 26 until April 20 this year.

Learn more about the required qualifications and how to apply in the DPS blog.

​March REAL ID Update: Minnesota on Track to Meet October 2018 Deadline to Issue REAL IDs

Minnesotans will be able to apply for REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards before the current extension expires on Oct. 10, 2018. The development of the new driver services system, which will be capable of issuing REAL IDs, is fully on schedule, according to FAST Enterprises, the company contracted to develop the new system.

While another extension beyond Oct. 10, 2018, is a possibility, DHS is currently not accepting state applications. If DHS decides Minnesota can apply for an extension and DPS-DVS applies, and DHS will determine if enough progress has been made to grant another extension and the length of the new extension.

Read the full update in this news release.

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