2020 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series: Community Engagement Strategies for Teen Driver Safety Parent Awareness Programs

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

About the Webinar

Parental awareness and active involvement is essential to reducing teen crashes, injuries, and deaths. In this webinar, attendees learned about the Point of Impact (POI) program, how to effectively engage participants, and how you can provide POI learning opportunities in your community.

Webinar Recording & Materials


Tara Helm, Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota Department of Public Safety


Police Chief Brady Juell
Chief Juell
Gordy Pehrson
Gordy Pehrson

Gordy Pehrson is a project coordinator in the Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). Gordy has worked for DPS for 36 years. For the past 16 years, he managed a variety of Office of Traffic Safety projects. Prior to his current position, Gordy coordinated employee training for the DPS Driver License Examining Division and was a Driver License Exam Supervisor. Before joining DPS, Gordy taught driver education for novice teen drivers and motorcyclists.

Police Chief Brady Juell with the Elko New Market Police Department has been serving the public for 26 years as a law enforcement professional. In that time, he has served at all levels of public safety for many organizations. Chief Juell obtained his B.S. from Minnesota State University Mankato and his master’s degree in public safety and law enforcement leadership from the University of St. Thomas. Chief Juell is currently on the Board of Directors for Southern Valley Alliance (Advocates for victims of violence) and the president of the Scott County Chiefs of Police Association. He is a community-values-based policing leader and emphasizes community-based education by law enforcement to be proactive in the community to help prevent crime and tragedy before it happens.

More Information

For more information about the webinar, please contact Linda Dolan at ldolan@umn.edu.


The webinar was offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Health, Public Safety, and Transportation, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The webinar was hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies and facilitated by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies.