Vision Zero - Zero fatalities. Zero excuses.

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Seat Belts

Seat belts save lives and are the single most effective way to prevent injury and death in a motor vehicle crash. Law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols from November 1 through December 12 for the Click It or Ticket campaign enforcing the state seat belt law.

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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Impaired Driving

Law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols to enforce the law on underage drinking, as well as conduct compliance checks and shoulder taps as a part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign from October 15 to November 15.

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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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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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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November 12, 2019
Bismarck, ND - Kyle Nelson was 20 years old when he lost his life in a rollover crash five years ago. He was not wearing his seat belt. The Nelson family keeps Kyle’s memory alive by sharing his story on social media and Vision Zero’s Crash
October 24, 2019
Statewide- Seat belts save lives and are the single most effective way to prevent injury and death in a motor vehicle crash.  Law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols from November 1 through December 12 for the Click It or Ticket
October 21, 2019
Bismarck, ND- National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 20-26 and five Grand Forks teens are teaming up with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) to share their survival story with the hopes that all North Dakotans – including


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
89

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