Stakeholder Breakfasts

These breakfast meetings, which are open to the public, give attendees a chance to discuss recent TZD efforts and progress. The meetings also feature a presentation on a traffic safety-related topic.

Next Breakfast: 2015 Minnesota Distracted Driving Survey

Upcoming Breakfasts

  • January 6, 2016
  • July 13, 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 


About the Presentation

This presentation will highlight the 2015 Minnesota Distracted Driving Survey, which successfully collected statewide data on the prevalence of driver distraction and drivers’ use of specific types of distractors while driving. This was the first formal statewide study of driver distraction in Minnesota. The study was unique in that it simultaneously coded for distraction due to passengers and a list of other distractors, including the use of cell phones for conversation or manual operations.

The results indicate that drivers in Minnesota are distracted at an overall rate of 29.13 percent. This number is concerning, especially given the national statistics on injuries and fatalities in distraction-affected crashes.


  • Mike Rugani, OTS Manager of Research and Evaluation


MnDOT Training and Conference Center
Room 1 
1900 West County Road I 
Shoreview, MN 55126

Registration and More

There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested for both in-person and webinar participants. To register, please fill out the online registration form by Thursday, December 31. For more information, please contact Kaydee Kirk at 612-626-5854 or


This presentation also will be broadcast live on the web and available for later viewing. See the webinar viewing instructions for more information.


7:30 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
8:15 a.m. - Presentation
8:55 a.m. - Q & A
9:10 a.m. - Closing Comments
9:15 a.m. - Breakfast Adjourn


The Toward Zero Deaths Stakeholder Breakfast is sponsored by the Toward Zero Deaths program and hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies.

Past Stakeholder Breakfasts

July 8, 2015: Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Initiatives

January 7, 2015: An Overview of the I-90/94 Challenge

July 9, 2014: Engineering 101

April 15, 2014: Motorcycle Safety—Nuts, Bolts, and Data

January 8, 2014: Where is Minnesota Already Achieving Zero Deaths?

July 10, 2013: Social Media Saves Lives

January 30, 2013: What Can You Do with a Local Fatal Review?

July 11, 2012: Roadside Safety and Emergency Scene Management for First Responders

April 11, 2012: Partnering to Drive Down Teen Crashes

January 11, 2012: Technology to Help Prevent Crashes in Rural Areas

April 13, 2011: Changes to DWI Administrative License Sanctions

January 19, 2011: Minnesota Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan

July 14, 2010: Distraction-Free Driving

April 14, 2010 - A Safer Way Home: the Minnesota Safe Ride Guide

January 20, 2010 - Update on Strategic Safety Planning for Minnesota Counties

July 8, 2009 - Generational Perspectives In Teen and Older Drivers On Traffic Safety In Rural And Urban Communities

April 8, 2009 - New Strategies for Older Drivers