Traffic Safety

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The vast majority of motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota are the result of driver behavior including impaired driving, speed, distracted driving and lack of seat belt use. These are behaviors that can be changed through awareness, education and strict enforcement of traffic safety laws.

The goal of the North Dakota Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Section is to reduce the deaths, serious injuries, and economic losses associated with motor vehicle crashes in the state. The Traffic Safety Section administers targeted behavioral modification programs to advance the safety and welfare of the traveling public.

Crash Data and Reports

2015 Crash Summary pdf file
Survey of Seat Belt Use in ND (2016) pdf file
Traffic Safety Reports and Issue Briefs

Highway Safety Plans and Evaluations

Highway Safety Plan - 2017 pdf file
Traffic Safety Calendar pdf file
Safety Division Annual Report pdf file

Local Road Safety Program

Phase 1 pdf file

Burleigh County
City of Bismarck
Ward County
City of Minot
NE Region
Cavalier County
Nelson County
Pembina County
Ramsey County
Walsh County
City of Devils Lake

Phase 2 pdf file

Cass Region
Cass County
City of Fargo
City of West Fargo
Grand Forks Region
Grand Forks County
City of Grand Forks
SE Region
Barnes County
Eddy County
Foster County
Griggs County
Ransom County
Richland County
Sargent County
Steele County
Traill County
City of Valley City
City of Wahpeton

Phase 3 pdf file

West Region
Adams County
Billings County
Bowman County
Burke County
Divide County
Dunn County
Golden Valley County
Grant County
Hettinger County
McKenzie County
McLean County
Mercer County
Mountrail County
Renville County
Slope County
Stark County
Williams County
City of Dickinson
City of Williston
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Phase 4 pdf file

Central Region
Benson County
Bottineau County
Dickey County
Emmons County
Kidder County
LaMoure County
Logan County
McHenry County
McIntosh County
Morton County
Oliver County
Pierce County
Rolette County
Sheridan County
Sioux County
Stutsman County
Towner County
Wells County
City of Jamestown
City of Mandan

Tribal Plans pdf file

Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation
Spirit Lake Nation
Standing Rock Sioux Nation
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Teen Driving

Teen Drivers & Parents
AAA - Keys 2 Drive
Centers for Disease Control: Teen Drivers
National Injury Prevention - Think First

North Dakota Traffic Safety Laws

The Price You'll Pay. DUI in North Dakota pdf file
North Dakota's Child Passenger Safety Law pdf file
Penalties for Driving Under the Influence


Administrative Resource Guide for Driver and Traffic Safety Education in North Dakota pdf file
Code for the Road
North Dakota Crash Memorial Wall
Share the Road with Motorcycles
Work Zone Definitions pdf file
Parents LEAD Information

Child Passenger Safety

ND Child Passengers at Risk
ND Child Passenger Safety

External Resources

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI)

Traffic Safety Operations Manual pdf file

Traffic Safety Operations Manual
Last Updated: October 2015

Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)

Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) 2013
SHSP Roles and Responsibilities

Contacting Traffic Safety Office

Email: Contact Traffic Safety

Applying for Funds

Grant Guidelines pdf file
Application for Participation in the North Dakota Highway Safety Plan word file
Grant Application Cover Sheet word file
Application Form for Traffic Safety Enforcement word file

Traffic Safety Media Campaigns

Code for the Road YouTube

Law Enforcement Resources

Application Form for Traffic Safety Enforcement-2017 word file
Commemorative Coin and Traffic Safety Officer of the Year Application pdf file

2017 Traffic Safety Partner Summit Presentations

The presentations below are in a pdf file format and for informational purposes only.
Next Generation 9-1-1- Increasing Response Time for Emergency Services in ND
Don’t Become a Statistic: Crashes in ND
Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors and Beliefs about Traffic Safety
Occupant Protection: Advancing a Primary Seat Belt Law in North Dakota
Youth/Young Adults: Granting Teen Drivers Full License Privileges
Lane Departures/Intersection Crashes: Roundabouts
Speed: The Impact of Speed on Motor Vehicle Crashes in ND
Validating Standardized Field Sobriety Test for Drugs
Overview of Drugged Driving Summit
Establishing a Positive Culture for Traffic Safety in ND
Market Research: Why Won’t Everybody Buckle Up?
DUI in ND – Legislative Updates and Electronic Warrant Process