Vision Zero - Zero fatalities. Zero excuses.

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ND Sober Ride

This program is a technology-based solution and alternative to impaired driving. Vision Zero is focusing on making ride vouchers available throughout the year during holidays and events where someone may overindulge. 
 

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Seat Belts

In North Dakota, not wearing a seat belt continues to be the number one contributing factor of motor vehicle crash fatalities. Seat belts restrain occupants in the vehicle’s designed protective space, giving them room to live in the event of a crash and prevents them from colliding with other occupants in the vehicle. A seat belt also keeps the driver correctly positioned behind the wheel to help maintain control of a vehicle.

Seat belts are the single most effective safety device to prevent death and injury in a motor vehicle crash. 

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Distracted Driving

Composing, reading, or sending any electronic message or using a communications device to access the Internet while driving is illegal in North Dakota for drivers of all ages, and is punishable with a fine of $100. The law applies to any driver of a vehicle in a traffic lane, even while stopped at a red light or in a construction zone. Additionally, drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using any electronic communications devices, including cell phones, unless in an emergency.

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Impaired Driving

Alcohol and drug-related crashes and arrests are 100% preventable. Many lives would be saved in North Dakota each year if every driver consistently makes the choice to always drive sober or to designate a sober driver. Yet 240 people have died in alcohol-related crashes in North Dakota over the past 5 years. Alcohol is a factor in about 42% of fatal crashes in North Dakota annually.

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Highway Safety Corridors

NDDOT announces the implementation of Safety Corridors on two North Dakota highways. A Safety Corridor is a designated section of existing highway that will include enhanced safety features and an increase in law enforcement to remind drivers they are responsible for obeying all traffic laws and posted speed limits.

The designated highways include a 14-mile stretch on Highway 85 from Watford City to ND 68; and a 35-mile stretch on Highway 52 from Brooks Junction to Velva.

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Child Passenger Safety

"Good enough" is not good enough when installing your car seat. Find a car seat checkup event in your area to make sure you're using the correct seat for your child's age, weight and height, it's installed correctly, and your child is secured as per the car seat instructions.

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Speed/Aggressive Driving

Speeding and/or aggressive driving is defined as speeding, driving too fast for conditions, following too close, or operating a vehicle in a reckless, negligent or aggressive manor. In 2019, speeding and/or aggressive driving was a factor in 29% of fatal crashes in North Dakota.

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August 4, 2022
Bismarck, ND – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) hosted a free, one-day safety event yesterday for more than 100 drivers ages 14-18 at the VFW Sports Center in Bismarck.   Vision Zero Driving Skills for Success gave teens
August 1, 2022
Fargo, N.D. – ND Sober Ride, a program to remove impaired drivers from North Dakota roads, provided 65 sober rides during the Red River Valley Fair (RRVF) from July 8-12.   In 2021 ND Sober Ride provided 47 rides during the RRVF.   “Every
July 20, 2022
STATEWIDE, N.D. – Preliminary data from the first six months of 2022 shows that nearly 67% of motor vehicle fatalities were unbelted where seat belts were present in the vehicle. As travel increases during the summer, the North Dakota Department


Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries.

The goal of zero fatalities is not only attainable, but also vital. When it comes to your life, or the lives of your family and friends, is any other number acceptable? We’re aiming for zero fatalities because every life matters.

2022 North Dakota Vehicle Fatalities to Date
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