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Sue Groth, Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology, Minnesota Department of Transportation

The Minnesota Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology (OTST) has been selected as a Champion of Change for their work to reduce fatal and life changing crashes on Minnesota roadways, while enhancing mobility for all users. OTST is being honored for designing, testing and helping to deploy dozens of life-saving rural intersection conflict warning systems (RICWS) throughout Minnesota, while leading a national effort to do more of the same throughout rural America. These systems save lives at rural intersections that might otherwise not warrant or afford more traditional traffic control devices or geometric improvements.