Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 17, 2013

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Third annual Northeastern Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths workshop convenes in Duluth

Traffic Safety event combines diverse field of stakeholders aimed at reducing traffic fatalities

WHAT:           More than 100 traffic safety stakeholders will attend the Northeastern Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths workshop. The 2012 northeastern Minnesota crash facts will be presented and best practices highlighted. Attendees will discuss ways they can work together to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on Minnesota roadways.

WHEN:           Wednesday, May 29, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:         Inn on Lake Superior, Duluth, MN

WHY:              Traffic crashes are the leading cause of deaths for Minnesotans ages two through 34.

WHO:              Members of the media are invited to attend and interview key traffic safety stakeholders. Representatives from law enforcement, engineering, education and emergency medical and trauma services, and local leaders also will attend.
                              9:00 a.m.    Welcome and 10 Years of TZD Highlights
TZD Regional Co-chairs:   Duane Hill, District engineer, MnDOT District 1; Capt. Herrboldt, State Patrol commander, Dist. 3100; and Holly Kostrzewski, NE Regional TZD coordinator.

                              9:30 a.m.   Keynote address – Minnesota Crash Help
      Tom Horan, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety In rural Minnesota

                              10:30 a.m. Regional TZD Crash Facts & What’s Your Goal, Minnesota? video
                                        Capt. Stromback, State Patrol commander, District 2700.

                              11 a.m. Personal Impact Statement
                                        Alex’s Marathon to Recovery “It is About the Journey” Mike, Debbie, and Alex Balluff
                              12:30 p.m. The Future of Traffic Safety in Minnesota:
                                        Setting the direction for Strategic Highway Safety Plans and Statewide TZD
Moderator: Representatives from Minnesota Dept. of Transportation and Ginny Crowson, Athey Creek Consultants



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