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Priority Emphasis Area Data

Working toward zero fatalities.

The North Dakota Vision Zero initiative is committed to:
  • Establishing a culture of personal responsibility where motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries are recognized as preventable and not tolerated. (Vision)
  • Eliminating fatalities and serious injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes. (Mission)
  • Reducing annual motor vehicle crash fatalities to fewer than 75 by 2025. (Short-Term Goal)

The work of Vision Zero occurs through the implementation of the North Dakota Vision Zero Plan (i.e., Strategic Highway  Safety Plan [SHSP] Update, 2018-2023). You can review the North Dakota Vision Zero plan here

The North Dakota Vision Zero Plan is the result of a comprehensive and coordinated effort by North Dakota state agencies and numerous partners representing local and tribal governments and private organizations. It was developed through a data-driven process that included the analysis of North Dakota crash data to identify and prioritize crash types, safety strategies and the types of roadway facilities considered the best candidates for safety investment. Data analysis showed that North Dakota would achieve the greatest decrease in severe crashes through the application of prevention strategies addressing specific Safety Emphasis Areas. View details about each emphasis area below:

Data provided on this page represents the ten-year trend in severe crashes for each Priority Emphasis Area. Data is updated annually after a new year of data becomes available. The comparison of this data to other data analysis may vary due to the point in time when the data was analyzed, data definitions and other factors.