Vision Zero - Zero fatalities. Zero excuses.

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Impaired Driving

Data for 2019 shows 42% of all vehicle fatalities were alcohol-related. In order to save lives and remove impaired drivers from the road, law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols for Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, March 1 through March 31.

Every alcohol and drug-related crash is 100% preventable. People make light of impaired driving like it's no big deal, but impaired driving isn't funny. Our new "Not Funny" campaign highlights the importance of always driving sober or finding a sober ride. 

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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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March 9, 2020
Watford City, N.D. - The Watford City Police Department, McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol, United States Border Patrol and Northwest Narcotics Task Force have partnered to create a Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
March 9, 2020
Bismarck, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) announces Kidder County as the first Vision Zero School in North Dakota. A Vision Zero School gives students the opportunity to be traffic safety advocates by appearing in banners,
February 28, 2020
BISMARCK, ND - Thirteen law enforcement officers from across the state of North Dakota graduated today from the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) program to become Drug Recognition Experts (DREs). The DEC program is part of a three-phase training

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

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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