In 2017 there
were 116 motor vehicle fatalities on North Dakota roads. The North Dakota
Department of Transportation (NDDOT) invites those who have lost loved ones in
a motor vehicle crash to remember and honor them on World Remembrance Day for
Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 18.
Dakotans can safely honor loved ones on the award-winning, virtual Crash Memorial Wall, which was
built on the hope of preventing another death on North Dakota roads. Launched
in 2015, the virtual wall contains 17 memorials that have been created by
memorial is for Kyle Nelson of Lidgerwood, ND, who passed away in a motor
vehicle rollover crash four years ago today, November 13. He was not wearing
his seat belt.
choice not to buckle up affected our family forever. Forever. No parent ever
wants to bury their child,” said Kyle’s mom, Yvonne Nelson of Lidgerwood, ND.
“It just truly goes to show that whether you're going two blocks, two miles or
200 miles you need to buckle up. I don't care if you're going down to get a
gallon of milk at the store, you need to buckle up. That’s just how it is.”
more about the impact Kyle’s decision had on his family, please view the full
Nelson family story found here.
message is part of the Vision Zero strategy to eliminate
motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.