Hundreds of Safety Leaders Attend Toward Zero Death Workshop

By KBJR News 1

May 30, 2014 Updated May 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)- More than one-hundred key traffic safety leaders, including law enforcement, engineering and medical trauma services, gathered for the 4th annual regional "Toward Zero Death workshop" in Duluth Thursday to go over crash data collected from 2013.

The workshop is intended to educate and solve issues to reduce traffic related fatalities.

Professionals looked over the most important factors in traffic fatalities and heard from families impacted by distracted driving.

"What we're looking at here is the contributing factors to crashes, so alcohol, speed and whether or not people were buckled up",Toward Zero Death Northeast Coordintaor, Holly Kostrzewski said.

The three months of summer are traditionally considered the deadliest times on the road.