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Speeding Slows You Down results in over 2,100 speed citations

Speeding Slows You Down results in over 2,100 speed citations

For Immediate Release: Sep 05 2023
STATEWIDE, N.D. – Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Speeding Slows You Down enforcement campaign from Aug. 1-17, 2023, to reinforce the importance of driving the speed limit.
A total of 2,420 citations were made throughout the enforcement patrols. Of those citations, 2,138 were tickets for speeding. Traffic stops also resulted in 77 other traffic citations (i.e. disobeying traffic signals, equipment violations), 42 suspended/revoked license violations, 22 seat belt citations, 43 uninsured motorists, eight distracted driving citations, 10 drug arrests and one DUI.

Preliminary data for 2022 shows 25 motor vehicle fatalities were speed-related, a decrease from 29 in 2021. 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. 

Learn more about traffic safety initiatives at or join the conversation on the Vision Zero ND Facebook or X page. View memorials of individuals who lost their life due to an impaired driver on the North Dakota Crash Memorial Wall.