BISMARCK, N.D. – During the month of March, law enforcement agencies will participate in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign with an increased emphasis on removing impaired drivers from North Dakota roads. The enforcement will be coupled with education to the public to reinforce the importance of driving only when sober.
Education and enforcement appear to be having a positive impact in North Dakota. Motorists driving while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medications has been a significant factor in fatal crashes in North Dakota, but preliminary data from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) shows that 2016 had the lowest number of alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities in ten years at 49.
The NDDOT administers federal grant funding as part of an overall effort to prevent deaths and injuries on North Dakota roads. Learn more about these and other traffic safety initiatives at dot.nd.gov, 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.