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Statewide – Law enforcement agencies across the state worked 445 overtime hours for North Dakota’s distracted driving enforcement period, U Drive. U Text. U Pay., this September.
A total of 334 citations were attributed to the added patrols. Of the total citations, 186 were issued for distracted driving, 38 for other traffic citations (i.e. disobeying traffic signals, equipment violations), 38 for speeding, and 13 for not wearing a seat belt.
Funding for additional traffic safety enforcement is provided by federal grant money distributed through the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). High-visibility enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to prevent deaths and injuries on North Dakota roads.
Learn more about traffic safety initiatives at ndcodefortheroad.org or join the conversation on the Code for the Road Facebook or Twitter page.
Families are invited to create memorials for those who have died in crashes in North Dakota at ndcodefortheroad.org/memorial.