Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Webinars: 2020 Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Webinar Series


Register for the 2020 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series

Don't forget to register for the 2020 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series before it kicks off next week! The 12-webinar series begins on October 20, the originally scheduled date of the TZD Statewide Conference, and will 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. We encourage you to attend all webinars that interest you—even if they're outside your E!

Help us spread the word about the series! Download our interactive series overview (PDF) and share it with your networks.

Separate registration is required for each webinar. We hope you'll sign up to join us for the live broadcasts, but all webinars (except for the November 10 event) will also be recorded and posted on the TZD website.

Please visit the individual webinar pages for event descriptions, speaker information, registration instructions, and credit details.

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.
Case Reconstruction: Building Your Case After Leaving 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 U.S.
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; Denise Donaldson, Safe Ride Newsand Jon Sumroy, milfold

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

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 Police Chief Brady Juell, Elko New Market Police Department

Thursday, November 19, 1:00-3:00 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; Peggy Sue Garber, Mayo Clinic Health System; and Maria Flor, Mayo Clinic Health System


The webinars are free to attend, but registration is required to receive access to the live broadcasts. You must register separately for each webinar you wish to attend. To register, please visit your desired webinar page and click on the registration link.

With registration questions, please contact Abigayle O'Keefe at


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 are available on each individual webinar page.

Please note: There are special requirements to receive POST credits this year. Please see the webinar series page for details.


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.

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