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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 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 the patrol's website and select the area in which you reside.

The State Patrol has also created a powerful presentation and the highway safety videos "Forever Young" and "How to Save a Life." For information about bringing this presentation to your school, contact with the State Patrol.

News Media

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 your coalition can use to work with 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 "Buckle Up—Minnesota" banners are available for loan 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. 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).


See what tools and equipment are available in this video from Northwest MN TZD.


Employers can receive free resources and assistance through the Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). 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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