2,418 citations issued during Click it or Ticket enforcement campaign
For Immediate Release: Dec 26 2019
Statewide – Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign from November 1 through December 12, 2019 to help save lives on North Dakota roads.
A total of 2,418 citations were attributed to the overtime enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 898 were citations for failure to wear a seat belt and 32 were child restraint citations. Tickets for speeding totaled 1,087. The traffic stops also resulted in 178 other traffic citations (i.e. disobeying traffic signals, equipment violations), 43 uninsured motorists, 89 suspended/revoked license violations, 14 drug arrests, 9 citations for distracted driving, 18 warrants served, and six driving under the influence (DUI) citations.
Every 10 days one unbelted vehicle occupant died in North Dakota in 2018. Seat belts are the single most effective safety device to prevent death and injury in a motor vehicle crash.
High-visibility enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to help meet the state’s goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.