The 2nd annual Northeast Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Workshop was held May 30, 2012, in Duluth. About 125 traffic safety partners were in attendance, representing the eight-county region. The workshop theme was speed. Speed-related fatalities increased in 2011 in northeastern Minnesota—many fatal and severe injuries were caused by driving “too fast for the conditions.” The keynote speaker was Dr. John Cumming, Hennepin County Medical Center surgeon, who discussed the impacts of speed on the body. Also at the workshop, each county developed action steps to move forward with their traffic safety efforts.
Northeast Minnesota TZD Crash Facts and State Policy Updates
Keynote Presentation: Impacts of Speed on the Human Body