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2020 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series

The full schedule for the 2020 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series is now available! The 12-webinar series will kick off on October 20, the originally scheduled date of the TZD Statewide Conference, and continue through mid-November.

The free webinars will highlight the latest trends and traffic safety initiatives, with expert guests sharing a cross-section of topics from all four Es. Registration will be required to receive access to the live broadcasts; all webinars (except for the November 10 event) will also be recorded for future viewing.

Detailed webinar descriptions will be available in early September on the TZD website. Mark your calendar for the webinars that interest you!

Webinar Series Schedule

Tuesday, October 20, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Traffic Safety Trailblazers: Lessons Learned from Norway and Sweden Guro Ranes, Norwegian Public Roads Administration, and Matts-Ake Belin, Swedish Transport Administration and KTH Royal Technology Institute

Tuesday, October 20, 1:00–2:00 p.m. COVID, Court Decisions, and Challenges: Legal and Legislative Updates Affecting Traffic Safety Bill Lemons, Minnesota County Attorneys Association; David Bernstein, Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office; and Amy Tripp-Steiner, Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office

Wednesday, October 21, 10:00–11:00 a.m. Proving Impairment With Evidence Not at the Scene Sgt. Don Egdorf, Houston Police Department (Houston, Texas)

Thursday, October 22, 1:00–2:00 p.m. Making a Difference with Teen Safety Programs in the US Laura Moore, Kansas SAFE Program (Lawrence, Kansas)

Tuesday, October 27, 1:00–2:00 p.m. Philosophy Isn’t Just for Academics: Applying Stoicism to EMS Response and Traffic Safety Planning Ross Chavez, Public Safety, City of Woodbury

Thursday, October 29, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Safe Systems: A Human-Centered Approach to Traffic Safety John Milton, Washington State DOT; Blair Turner, The World Bank; and Wes Kumfer, University of North Carolina

Monday, November 2, 1:00–2:00 p.m. Meet the Manufacturers Day 1 Sarah Haverstick, Goodbaby International; Vera Fullaway, Safe Traffic Systems; and Denise Donaldson, Safe Ride News

Wednesday, November 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Meet the Manufacturers Day 2 Tony Jerisha, KidsEmbrace; Daniel Schlarpfer, Whiz Rider; Bob Wall, Nuna; Allan Buchanan, BubbleBum; and Jon Sumroy, milfold

Tuesday, November 10, 1:00–3:00 p.m. You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know: Current Alcohol and Drug Trends and Identifiers Jermaine Galloway, Tall Cop Says Stop

Thursday, November 12, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Improving Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Through Corridor-based Collaboration and Data Analysis Sonja Piper, Office of Traffic Engineering, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Michael Petesch, Office of Transit and Active Transportation, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Eric DeVoe, Office of Traffic Engineering, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Brad Estochen, Ramsey County; Jack Broz, City of Richfield; and Jacob Bongard, Bolton and Menk, Inc.

Tuesday, November 17, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Community Engagement Strategies for Teen Driver Safety Parent Awareness Programs Gordy Pehrson, Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, and Chief Brady Juell, Elko New Market Police Department

Thursday, November 19, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Impacts to Traffic Safety During a Pandemic Col. Matt Langer, TZD Leadership and Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Public Safety; Sheriff Kevin Torgerson, Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office; Duane Hill, Minnesota Department of Transportation District 1 (invited); and Dr. Jeffrey Ho, Hennepin Healthcare (invited)


Registration information will be available in early September on the TZD website. Separate registration for each webinar will be required.


Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, CPS Continuing Education Units (CEUs), EMS CEUs, POST credits, and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be available for qualified webinars. Details and credit forms will be added to the TZD website as they become available.


The webinar series is offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Health, Public Safety, and Transportation, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The series is hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies and facilitated by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies.

For more information, visit the TZD website.

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