Toward Zero Deaths Grants

The Department of Public Safety is awarding new federal grants totaling $678,000 for area partners in southeastern Minnesota to support overtime Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety enforcement and educational efforts through September 2014.

The grant money will go to counties including Winona, Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted and Wabasha counties.

From 2003-2007, 342 people lost their lives in traffic crashes on southeastern Minnesota roads, compared to 248 deaths from 2008-2012-a 27 percent decline.

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