Vision Zero - Zero fatalities. Zero excuses.

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Distracted Driving

Law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols to enforce the law on distracted driving for the U Drive U Text. U Pay enforcement period September 4-30.

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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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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Impaired Driving

Taylor Berhow of Mandan, ND, chose to drive after drinking alcohol. With that choice, Taylor killed three of his best friends who were passengers in his vehicle. Every alcohol and drug-related crash is 100% preventable. As a driver, you have the personal responsibility to make the choice to always drive sober or to designate a sober driver.

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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. The North Dakota Department of Transportation’s campaign focuses on the importance of buckling up. There are a million excuses why people don't wear their seat belt, but none of them will keep you alive. This campaign was created around the Vision Zero strategy.

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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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September 10, 2019
Statewide – Law enforcement agencies across the state joined efforts for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign from August 16 to September 2 to deter motorists from driving impaired. A total of 573 citations were attributed
September 4, 2019
Bismarck, ND - The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) announces the implementation of Safety Corridors on three sections of North Dakota highways. A Safety Corridor is a designated section of existing highway that will include enhanced
August 26, 2019
Darin Bardal, a driver education instructor from West Fargo, won the national American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association’s (ADTSEA) Teacher Excellence Award (TEA). This award is sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF)


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.

2019 North Dakota Vehicle Fatalities to Date
76

Crash Memorial Wall

An online space to safely honor someone you love who
lost their life on a North Dakota road.

Do you have a traffic safety message you would like to see on the digital signs along the interstate? Then submit your suggestion here!

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Lead Agencies:

ND State Highway Patrol
ND DOT
ND Department of Health