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Vision Zero Schools adds Des Lacs-Burlington Public Schools

Vision Zero Schools adds Des Lacs-Burlington Public Schools

For Immediate Release: Jan 04 2023
DES LACS, N.D. - Representatives from Vision Zero, along with school administrators, welcomed Des Lacs-Burlington as a Vision Zero School at a school assembly today.

Student leaders who are featured in a traffic safety banner and public service announcements (PSAs), picked speed as their safety emphasis. Students showcased the banner and PSAs at the assembly with school administrators and Sergeant Sam Mahoney from the Ward County Sheriff’s Department.

“As a group of student leaders we decided that speeding was our main concern for the safety of our peers,” said Carter Hoff. “We want to share with our peers the consequences of speeding. We hope that by becoming a Vision Zero School speeding and crashes will decrease in our community.”

“Speeding is an all-too-common infraction we see at the Sheriff’s Department,” said Sergeant Mahoney. “These students are showing great initiative and leadership to stand in front of their peers and ask them to slow down and save lives.”

Des Lacs-Burlington joins Kidder County and Flasher Public Schools as a Vision Zero School. Oakes Public School was also named a Vision Zero School at an assembly today.

Schools interested in participating in Vision Zero Schools should contact the NDDOT Safety Public Information Program Manager at

Learn more about the Vision Zero strategy and its traffic safety campaigns at