South Central Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths workshop partners discuss the crash facts, Safe Systems Approach and Positive Culture Framework. How can they work together to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries on South Central Minnesota roadways?


When: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Where: Country Inn & Suites, 1900 Premier Drive, Mankato, MN 56001


Why:     From 2003-2014, traffic-related deaths declined by 45 percent, then a plateau occurred from 2014-2020. During COVID, traffic-related fatalities spiked to an unbelievable 501. It was evident that a change of focus and strategy was needed. For more than a decade, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for Minnesotans, ages five through 24.


Who:     More than 70 regional traffic safety stakeholders will attend the South Central Minnesota Regional TZD workshop, representing law enforcement, engineering, education, emergency medical and trauma services as well as local leaders. Hosted by Minnesota Departments of Public Safety, Health and Transportation.