Teen Driver

Promotional materials

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides educational marketing materials targeting traffic safety issues.

Group presentations

Public and private entities can receive free traffic safety presentations from a Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) safety education officer (SEO). If you are interested in having an SEO talk about the importance of seat belts, child safety seats and other traffic safety issues with your organization, visit that Patrol's Web site and select the area in which you reside.

News media

Getting the local media interested in traffic safety issues is an effective way of bringing attention to your coalition's activities. Reporters are often eager to develop local interest stories focusing on the work of community groups. Minnesota DPS has created news releases on safety-related subjects that community groups can use to work with their local news media.

Public events

Public gatherings or events are a great opportunity to get your message out. Fairs, local festivals, and other events often allow community groups to set up displays or tables.

  • Several banners with the "Buckle Up—Minnesota" message are available to be borrowed for community events through the Office of Traffic Safety. To request a banner, call 651-296-6653.
  • The Crash Car Program is a valuable teaching tool that shows the deadly effects of people who drink and drive. The cars have been graciously donated to MADD by the victim's families, survivors and/or offenders. To have a crash car at your event, download the Request Form and return it to the MADD MN State Office via e-mail ( or fax (651-523-0817).  


Employers can receive free resources and assistance through the Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). This project is a public-private partnership jointly sponsored by the Minnesota Safety Council and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. MN NETS is a program dedicated to helping employers prevent traffic crashes and injuries by focusing on seat belt use, speed, and impaired and distracted driving.

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