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Office of Traffic Safety

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

TZD Safe Roads

​The TZD Safe Roads program provides federal entities who are not individuals or unincorporated organizations to address and prevent traffic deaths and serious injuries in the area served. If you have any questions, please contact Nick White (651) 201-7088.

2025 Safe Roads​ Program Documents

TZD Safe Roads Coalition Fatality Review Committee

Each TZD Safe Roads Coalition must establish a Fatal Review Committee(FRC) Guide to review every fatal crash in their area. The purpose of the FRC is to identify trends that contributed to the crashes and the resulting fatalities. The FRC will identify how the fatal crashes could have been avoided and identify what actions may be taken to prevent similar types of crashes.


Countermeasures that Work


The TZD Safe Roads program focuses on connecting crash data and statewide enforcement and education efforts with local collaborations and activities. It also makes greater use of research and evaluation studies that point to the activities and best practices for the greatest impact in reducing traffic deaths and serious crash​es.


Regional Involvement


The Regional Toward Zero Deaths initiative aims to create a comprehensive approach to reduce traffic deaths and severe injuries in Minnesota on the local level. Agencies involved in the effort include community law enforcement, engineers, educators, emergency medical services, local policy makers and other traffic safety advocates.


Safe Ride Home Guide


Partners are encouraged to use this step-by-step guide to start a safe ride service in their community. Information for program organizers, as well as key questions to consider, have been culled from research and other successful programs and organized into an easy-to-use format.​​