Workshop Continues Work “Toward Zero Deaths”

State Agencies Want to Eliminate Crash Fatalities

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota’s Departments of Public Safety, Health and Transportation are working toward zero deaths on state highways.

On Wednesday, officials from eight counties met at Northland Country Club to examine crash trends and come up with ways to reduce traffic deaths.

Wednesday’s workshop came after a number of fatal and injury crashes in recent weeks.  Organizers say Summer brings more danger.

“People think the worst time of the year to drive is the winter months, but people are a lot more careful in the winter when they’re driving,” said Holly Kostrzeski, the Northeast Regional Coordinator of Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths.  “The next three months we’re walking into, that’s the deadliest times on Minnesota roads.”

The workshop focused on what organizers call the four E’s; enforcement, engineering, EMS, and education.