Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 24, 2013

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Southwestern Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths workshop convenes in Redwood Falls

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

WHAT: More than 100 traffic safety stakeholders will attend the Northwestern Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths workshop. The 2012 southwestern 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 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Redwood Falls Community Center, 901 East Cook Street, Redwood Falls, 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.


8:30 a.m.      Welcome & 10 Years of TZD Highlights
TZD Regional Co-chairs:  Jon Huseby, District Engineer, MnDOT District 8; Capt. John Ebner, Minnesota State Patrol

9:00 a.m.      Regional TZD Crash Facts
Ryan Barney, MnDOT Traffic Engineer

9:30 a.m.      Personal Impact Statement
Brad Bigler

10:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Minnesota Crash Help
Stephanie Malinoff, Director of Outreach Services, Center for Transportation Studies

11:00 a.m. Personal Impact Statement
Carol Iverson

12:30 p.m.   The Future of Traffic Safety in Minnesota:
Setting the direction for Strategic Highway Safety Plans & Statewide TZD
Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation

How: Lunch is provided. Register online for this free event at www.minnesotatzd.org/initiatives/regions/southwest/workshop/






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