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Vision Zero to promote traffic safety at Nodak Speedway June 27

Vision Zero to promote traffic safety at Nodak Speedway June 27

For Immediate Release: Jun 24 2021
Minot, ND – North Dakota’s traffic safety initiative Vision Zero will be present at the Magic City Dirt Series at Nodak Speedway on June 27 to promote personal responsibility as a driver and vehicle occupant.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) will have the rollover simulator at the grandstand entrance prior to the races from 5-7 pm. The rollover simulator recreates what happens to unbelted vehicle occupants during a rollover crash. The NDHP, Ward County Sheriff’s Department and Minot Police Department will also lead the race cars around the track as pace cars.

The Ward County Sheriff’s Department will have the Drunk Buster Pedal Cart present to give attendees the opportunity to steer through an obstacle course while wearing fatal vision goggles to showcase the dangers of impaired driving.

“It’s great working with local law enforcement and utilizing their educational tools to show the importance of buckling up and driving sober and distraction-free,” said Vision Zero Regional Coordinator Kyle Patterson. “Taking personal responsibility behind the wheel is the only way to reduce motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways.”

Vision Zero established a unique partnership in 2020 by sponsoring local race car driver Adam Goff of 30A Racing. Goff joins Vision Zero in working towards establishing a culture of personal responsibility where motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries are recognized as preventable and not tolerated. Goff is featured in Vision Zero’s latest speed campaign highlighting that speeding is for the racetrack, not the road.

The races at Nodak Speedway begin at 7 pm, but Vision Zero will be set up to interact with race fans at 5 pm. This event is sponsored by Dynamic Auto Solutions.

Learn more about Vision Zero strategy and its mission of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads at Visit the North Dakota Crash Memorial Wall to view memorials built on the hope of preventing another death on North Dakota roads.