Traffic Safety in the News

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UMD police urge drivers to use caution, watch for pedestrians

FOX 21 Local News, January 23, 2020

Pedestrian Right of Way: Not Always Clear

Ask a Trooper: What does 'Toward Zero Deaths' do?

Duluth News Tribune, October 3, 2019

TZD is an initiative and stands for "Towards Zero Deaths." Minnesota’s TZD program was launched in 2003 by the Minnesota departments of public safety, transportation and health in hopes of reducing traffic fatalities on Minnesota roads

State conference seeks creative ideas for further reducing driving deaths

The Free Press (Mankato), October 23, 2018

Traffic fatalities have been cut nearly in half since the Toward Zero Deaths initiative was founded 15 years ago. But state law enforcement and transportation officials leaders said Tuesday they are going to need to be more creative to make Minnesota's roads even safer.

U of M, St. Paul team up to improve pedestrian safety at crosswalks

KSTP-5 TV News, October 11, 2018

The University of Minnesota and the City of St. Paul are teaming up to try to change drivers' behaviors. The St. Paul Police Department has been working on the study at eight treated intersections since May.