Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 27, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

4th Annual Northeast 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 Northeast Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths workshop. The 2013 northeast 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:           Thursday, May 29, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:         Spirit Mountain, 9500 Spirit Mountain Place, 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, as well as local leaders also will attend.

                              9:45 a.m. – Innovative Strategies to Address Teen Driver Safety Issues
                              Gordy Pehrson, Minnesota Department of Public Safety Teen & TZD Safe Roads Coordinator
                              Pat Huston, Assistant District Engineer, MnDOT District 1 and father of Kelcy
                              Kelcy Huston, teen driver

                              10:45 a.m. TZD Highlights and Crash data
Captain Stromback, Minnesota State Patrol

                              11:15 p.m. Personal impact statement
Matt Logan, D.J. Logan’s father-She made a mistake like all teenagers do in the process of growing up.