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Safety Through Partnerships. Southeastern Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths. Right Of Way Professionals September 30, 2010. Toward Zero Deaths or Vision Zero. Minnesota, along with Utah, Washington and West Virginia were earlier adopters. Global Crisis.

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safety through partnerships

Safety ThroughPartnerships

Southeastern Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths

Right Of Way Professionals

September 30, 2010

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Toward Zero Deaths

or Vision Zero

Minnesota, along with Utah, Washington and West Virginia were earlier adopters

global crisis
Global Crisis
  • 1.3 million per year killed on the world’s roads
  • 50 million are injured
  • By 2015, traffic deaths will be the leading cause of death and disability for children age 5 and above
  • Economic cost of $100 billion a year
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2. Proclaims the period 2011-2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety, with a goal to stabilize and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world by increasing activities conducted at the national, regional and global levels;

United Nations Proclamation

old approach
Old Approach
  • State roads
  • Focus in high crash locations
  • Reactive projects
  • Silos of safety
new approach
New Approach
  • All Roads
  • Proactive and Systematic
  • All Four Es (Education, Enforcement, Engineering and Emergency Medical Services)
minnesota program structure
Minnesota Program Structure

TZD Statewide

Leadership

Team

TZD

Program Subcommittees

TZD

Program Team

  • Existing Traffic
  • Safety Programs
    • TZD Safe Roads
    • NightCAP
    • HEAT
    • Safe and Sober
    • DWI Courts
    • County Safety Initiatives

Bring regional coordination and focus

S

NW TZD

Region

NE TZD

Region

SE TZD

Region

SW TZD

Region

develop southeast tzd
Develop Southeast TZD
  • Regional Steering Committee
  • Partnership Groups (4 Es)
    • Regional Law Enforcement
    • Health Educators
    • City, County and Mn/DOT Engineers
    • Emergency Medical Services
  • Organized first regional workshop
  • (June 20, 2005)
regional structure

Regional TZD Steering Committee

Regional Traffic Safety Community

Regional Leadership Team

Regional Structure

TZD Statewide

Leadership

Team

  • Regional TZD Steering Committee
  • Leadership Team
  • One or two interested representatives per county
  • Good representation of each discipline
    • Engineering
    • Law enforcement
    • Education (health and traffic)
    • Emergency Services

Mn/DOT Regional

TZD Coordinator

  • Regional Leadership Team
  • Co-Chairs:
  • District Engineer
  • MSP District Captain
  • Staff:
  • Regional TZD Coordinator
  • Members:
    • Engineering
    • Law enforcement
    • Health education
    • Emergency Services
  • Role:
    • Develop Strategic Plan
    • Establish Subcommittees
    • Monitor progress
    • Evaluate program
se mn tzd regional champions
SE MN TZD Regional Champions
  • Nelrae Succio
    • Mn/DOT – District 6
  • Lt. Randy Slinger
    • Minnesota State Patrol
  • Kristine Hernandez
      • SE MN TZD Coordinator
  • Laura Turek
    • DPS Office of Traffic Safety liaison
analyze the data
Analyze the Data
  • Who?
    • Young: 15-29 year-old male drivers
  • When is it happening?
    • 3-6 p.m. – after work/school
    • June-July
  • Contributing factors
    • Run off the Road
    • Speed
    • Seat belt use
set regional goals
Set Regional Goals
  • Goal 1: Reduce traffic fatalities from past 3-year average of 67 down to 55 by 2012
    • Look at contributing factors in crashes
  • Goal 2: Increase TZD awareness across southeastern Minnesota
establish subcommittees
Establish Subcommittees
  • Run off the Road
  • Seat Belts
  • Speed
  • TZD awareness
  • SE MN TZD annual workshop
2010 11 se mn tzd safe communities fillmore goodhue mower olmsted rice winona
2010-11 SE MN TZD Safe Communities

Fillmore

Goodhue

Mower

Olmsted

Rice

Winona

engineering efforts
Engineering Efforts
  • Coordinated first joint 11-county highway
  • safety plan grant for curve delineators (2005-06)
  • $1+ million multi-county grant for
  • replacement of twist-end guardrail
  • & other safety improvements
  • (2006-07)
  • Other County Road safety
  • improvements continue
engineering efforts cont
Engineering Efforts (cont.)
  • Centerline & Edgeline Rumble StripEs and Strips
  • Wet Reflective Pavement Markings
  • Wider Pavement Markings
  • Curve Delineation (Chevron Signs)
  • Cable

Median

Edge Treatments

Intersection Improvements

  • Rural Intersection Lighting
  • Improvement Signing (Larger, Brighter)
  • Turn Lanes, Acceleration Lanes, Roundabouts,
  • Intersection Warning Systems and other ITS
education efforts
Education Efforts
  • Hired fulltime TZD regional coordinator to provide regional “air cover
  • TZD “On the Road” presentations
  • Legislative education efforts
  • SE MN TZD video
  • & tip sheet
education engineering efforts
Education & Engineering Efforts
  • Southeast Minnesota
  • Belt Use Observation Survey (2006-10)
emergency efforts
Emergency Efforts
  • Emergency personnel included in southeastern Minnesota TZD video
  • Auto-launch utilization of EMS helicopters
  • Freeborn County reciprocity response agreement between “jaws of life” operators in neighboring areas (including Iowa) for faster crash response time
enforcement efforts
Enforcement Efforts
  • Dying to Get Home
  • education & enforcement campaign
    • Planned 3 multi-agency enforcement waves
    • High school
    • education program
    • Kick-off media event
    • at local high school
enforcement education efforts
Enforcement & Education Efforts
  • May Mobilization Regional News Conference
  • &
  • July Speed
  • Wave Poster
  • (4th year)
enforcement education efforts1
Enforcement & Education Efforts
  • 2010 Ted Foss Move Over Law news conference
  • Labor Day weekend DWI enforcement news conference
tzd success factors
TZD Success Factors
  • Commitment to change American culture regarding traffic safety
  • Collaboration with other traffic-safety advocates
  • Promote best practices and lessons learned
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Goal:

Zero Deaths