Vision Zero - Zero fatalities. Zero excuses.

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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 latest campaign focuses on how people can do extraordinary things for love – like buckling up. 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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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. For 14 and 15 year-olds, this law carries a $20 fine and 4 points on the driver’s record. For 16 and 17 year-olds, this law carries a $20 fine and no points on the driver’s record.

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February 21, 2019
Statewide- Law enforcement across the state will once again have extra patrols to remove impaired drivers from the road. The statewide enforcement campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over begins March 1 through March 31. Over the past five years[1]
February 6, 2019
Bismarck, ND – Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, from December 14, 2018 through January 31, 2019, to deter motorists from driving impaired. A total of
January 9, 2019
Lack of seat belt use significant cause in most deaths   BISMARCK, N.D. -- There were 104 people who lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in North Dakota in 2018, a decrease of 10 percent (12 fatalities) from 2017, according to preliminary[1]


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
10

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