Second 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. Presenters will reveal the 2011 northeastern Minnesota crash facts and highlight best practices. Attendees will discuss ways they can work together to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on Minnesota roadways.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Inn on Lake Superior, 350 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, Minn.
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.
10:15 a.m.: Keynote presentation: Impacts of speed on the human body
Dr. John Cumming, Hennepin County Medical Center
11:30 a.m.: Breakout Sessions
1: Promoting a traffic safety culture in the workplace
Jenn Hoff, Injury Prevention Program coordinator, Essential Health
Vic Lund, traffic engineer, St. Louis County
2: Regional Trauma Advisory Committee
Chris Ballard, trauma system coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health
Stan Sadenwasser, trauma program manager and EMS liaison, St. Luke’s Hospital
1:15 p.m.: Breakout Sessions
3: Engineering Toward Zero Deaths
Rob Ege, traffic engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation District 1
4: Engaging the Community for Seatbelt Enforcement
Captain Herrboldt, Minnesota State Patrol
Captain Stromback, Minnesota State Patrol
Sheriff Johnson, Lake County Sheriff