Vision Zero - Zero fatalities. Zero excuses.

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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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Impaired Driving

Drinking under the age of 21 is illegal. No matter the age, law enforcement seeks to educate drivers that driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is illegal and dangerous. If underage persons are found to be consuming or in possession of alcohol, those individuals could face fines and end up in court.

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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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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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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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August 10, 2020
Statewide – From June 1 – July 19, 2020, law enforcement agencies across North Dakota deployed extra patrols enforcing the law against underage drinking as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. A total of 128 citations were
August 6, 2020
Statewide, ND - The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) has teamed up with the North Dakota Department of Transportation for a new campaign featuring North Dakota troopers asking those who are going out to always drive sober. The new campaign coincides
August 3, 2020
Statewide, ND - Law enforcement across the state continues Click it or Ticket enforcement efforts for seat belt violations as nearly 70% of eligible motor vehicle fatalities have not worn their seat belt in 2020. Seat belts save lives and are the single


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.

2020 North Dakota Vehicle Fatalities to Date
53

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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