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TZD Safe Roads

TZD Safe Roads County Coalition Grant Program

TZD Safe Roads program works to increase local involvement in traffic safety issues in communities around Minnesota. 

Update - Safe Roads Q&A

If you sent in a question regarding the Safe Roads RFP, please see the response:

Question: Is it allowable to assign a portion of an employee’s duties to other staff to allow time to coordinate the Safe Roads Coalition?
Answer: Yes, this is allowable.

Question: Where do I document the “optional activity” in the new grant application?  I couldn't find it and don’t see any directions in the RFP.
Answer: I failed to see this was missing when the E-Grants application pages were under development. Now you’ll find an additional “Optional Activity” in the drop-down menu in the “Optional Activities” section to submit an innovative optional grant activity in the application. 


TZD Safe Roads RFP Available - Due June 1

The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is funding specific county traffic safety coalition activities through the TZD Safe Roads grant program. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available and must be submitted through the DPS E-Grants system web site. Applications are due by 4 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018. 

TZD Safe Roads Coalition Fatality Review Committee

Each TZD Safe Roads Coalition must establish a Fatality Review Committee (FRC) 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 crashes.  

Countermeasures That Work, 2015.

Regional Involvement

Regional Toward Zero Deaths Steering Committees

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.