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: Drugs, Drivers, and Damage on our Roads

January 29, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


Minnesota Safety Council
474 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103

About the Presentation

Drugged driving is on the rise throughout the country, and Minnesota is not immune from the issue of high drivers on our roadways. This trend toward increased driving while high has resulted in more crashes, deaths, and injuries on Minnesota roads.

This presentation will highlight the need for action now to reverse this trend and keep drugged driving from moving beyond our grasp. You'll hear about the increase in incidents of drugged driving in Minnesota and throughout the US, what law enforcement and prosecutors are doing to combat the issue, and the challenges in arresting and charging these extremely dangerous drivers.


  • Lieutenant Don Marose, Minnesota State Patrol


7:30 a.m. - Registration, Networking, 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 presentation will also be broadcast live on the web using Zoom. Registration is required for online viewing. Access instructions will be emailed to registered participants.

Registration and More

There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested by January 22, 2020, for both in-person and webinar participants.

For more information, please contact Linda Dolan at 612-625-4533 or


The Toward Zero Deaths Stakeholder Breakfast is sponsored by the Toward Zero Deaths program and Minnesota Departments of Public Safety, Transportation, and Health with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The breakfast is hosted by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Past Stakeholder Breakfasts

July 10, 2019: Safe Streets for Everyone

January 23, 2019: TZD and Commercial Motor Vehicles—Bridging the Gap

July 11, 2018: First Responders—TZD Means Protecting Yourself, Too!

January 24, 2018: Tackling Traffic Safety at Super Bowl LII

July 12, 2017: Work Zones—What Do the Four Es Need to Know?

January 18, 2017: Traffic Safety—Why the Workplace?

July 13, 2016: Overview of the Younger Drivers Toolkit

January 6, 2016: Minnesota Distracted Driving Survey

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