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Everyone Buckled - ND's Law to Save Lives

North Dakota's law will move from a secondary to primay law on August 1, 2023. Learn more about the law and get access to educational materials to help Vision Zero spread the word that seat belts save lives!

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Motorcycle Safety

While enjoying a morning ride to work, John was hit by a driver who ran a stop sign. Despite the seriousness of John’s injuries, he survived. "I have no doubt the helmet saved my life," said Boury.

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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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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 Nearly 200 people have died in speed/aggressive driving-involved crashes in North Dakota over the past five years (2017-2021).

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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 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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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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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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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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April 18, 2024
BISMARCK, N.D. – The Vision Zero Priority Emphasis Area Team for Occupant Protection (seat belts) was recently recognized during the Lifesaver Conference in Denver, Colo. for their work to pass North Dakota’s Primary Seat Belt Law. The
April 17, 2024
STATEWIDE, N.D. – The number of Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) in North Dakota has increased by 16 to a total of 63 officers in 23 different agencies as 420 approaches.   April 20, more commonly known as “420” has become synonymous
March 28, 2024
STATEWIDE, N.D. – North Dakotans continue to choose ND Sober Ride to get home safely when they are out celebrating.       167 sober rides were provided to Lyft riders during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, an increase

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.

2024 North Dakota Vehicle Fatalities to Date