2012 Southeast Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Workshop

The 8th annual Southeast Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Workshop was held May 17, 2012, in Rochester. Nearly 165 traffic safety professionals attended, representing 11 counties. The workshop theme was drunk and drugged driving, featuring Carol Falkowski from the Minnesota Department of Human Services as the keynote speaker. Major Mike Asleson of the Minnesota State Patrol also presented on these trends. Other presentations included "Drug Courts: Justice that Heals" (video and presentation by Wabasha County Judge Terrence Walters) and a personal impact statement by Sandy Melville, whose son Austin was killed last year by a drunk/drugged driver. 

Workshop Presentations


Southeastern Minnesota TZD Crash Facts and State Policy Updates

National TZD Update

Current Trends in Drug Abuse: Prescription and Synthetic Drugs

What to Expect When You Stop a Drugged Driver

Personal Impact Statement

See. Safe. Smart. — Education Campaign and Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Concerns with Design Mitigation Options

Synthetic Drug Update, Drug Recognition, and Drugged Driving

So You Think You Can Drive Like a NASCAR Driver?

Video: Drug Courts—The Justice That Heals