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News Release
Aug. 24, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation
District 7, Mankato/Windom
2151 Bassett Drive
Mankato, MN 56001


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Roggenbuck leads regional traffic safety initiative


MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has hired Amy Roggenbuck of Northfield to coordinate the Toward Zero Death  program in south central and southwestern Minnesota. Roggenbuck’s responsibilities include working closely with education, enforcement, engineering and emergency medical and trauma services partners to plan, implement and monitor traffic safety projects designed to reduce traffic-related deaths and serious injuries.


Roggenbuck’s   position is jointly funded with the Department of Public Safety. TZD is the state’s primary road safety initiative and is a partnership between DPS, MnDOT, Department of Health, the University of Minnesota and others. A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior.


Roggenbuck joins two other coordinators whom MnDOT and DPS hired to work with other state agencies, local government, sheriffs offices, police departments, engineers, public health educators, medical staff, judges, prosecutors and traffic safety coalitions along with the public at large to implement TZD in the region. The other TZD positions currently cover southeastern, northeastern and northwestern Minnesota.


Roggenbuck was previously employed by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety where she wrote professional reports, procedures and plans that directed the TZD work of the locally grant funded traffic safety coalitions.


Roggenbuck communicated extensively  with local, regional and state agencies and provided resources  to various professional groups and partners across the state. She also wrote a strategic plan for the TZD program and analyzed basic and advanced data to determine contributing factors to fatal crashes, which drives the work of the local and regional traffic coalitions.


Roggenbuck is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has a B.A.S. in Health Education with an emphasis in Community Health from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


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