About Vision Zero
On January 18, 2018, Governor Doug Burgum, the North Dakota Department of Transportation, North Dakota Highway Patrol and the North Dakota Department of Health proudly unveiled a new traffic safety strategy: Vision Zero. Zero fatalities. Zero excuses.
The Vision Zero strategy aims to establish a culture of personal responsibility where motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries are recognized as preventable and not tolerated. The mission is to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes.
Every driver and vehicle occupant in North Dakota can help meet the Vision Zero goal by taking personal responsibility when traveling on the road. This means wearing a seat belt at all times, transporting children in child passenger safety seats appropriate for the child’s age, weight and height, driving distraction-free, driving sober (i.e. not under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs), and obeying all posted speed limits.