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How does the MnDOT Safety Unit assist in meeting TZD's goals?


The safety unit focuses on the engineering component of Toward Zero Deaths. We develop safety plans, provide crash data projects and research reports.


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Minnesota Traffic Fatalities YTD
Dec. 22, 2014 334
Dec. 22, 2013 362
Dec. 22, 2012 368
Toward Zero Deaths
Goal: 350 by 2014
590 traffic fatalities in 1990. 395 traffic fatalities in 2012. The TZD goal is fewer than 350 by 2014.



Engineering solutions that improve safety:


Safety Partners








Cable median barriers


The Federal Highway Administration in accordance with SAFETEA-LU requires:



To comply, Minnesota has developed the Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan and modified how safety projects are developed, funded and implemented.