Conference Aims to Reduce Traffic Fatalities in Minnesota

Toward Zero Deaths is a Program Set Up to Tackle Traffic Fatalities

Hundreds of people are killed each year in crashes on Minnesota roadways. That’s why experts are looking for solutions to bring this number down at a special conference in Duluth this week.

Toward Zero Deaths is a program designed to identify new approaches to reducing the number of traffic fatalities and life-changing injuries.

Once man at the conference has passion for volunteering his time every year, working with Dial-A-Ride for motorcyclists.

Originally starting in 1990, the program allows intoxicated or impaired drivers to call for a ride.

The call is then answered by fellow bikers like Duane Tchida who lived through his own crash.

“The passion is making sure that my fellow motorcyclists get home safely, that we’re not reading about them in the paper or on the news that they are no longer with us,” said Tchida.

Minnesota is the only state in the country that offers this program.

“If you see somebody on a motorcycle that shouldn’t be on a motorcycle, you make sure you make the call to have them come and get a safe ride home,” said Tchida.

Call Motorcycle Dial-A-Ride Inc. at 1(888)-342-5743 or click here for more information.

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