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Highway Safety

Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign from Nov. 1 to Dec. 14, 2023 to help save lives on North Dakota roads.

A total of 3,772 citations were attributed to the overtime enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 2,461 were citations for failure to wear a seat belt and 37 were child restraint citations. Tickets for speeding totaled 659. The traffic stops also resulted in 212 other traffic citations (i.e. disobeying traffic signals, equipment violations), 109 uninsured motorists, 114 suspended/revoked license violations, 19 drug arrests, 26 citations for distracted driving, 31 warrants served and three driving under the influence (DUI) citations.

Preliminary data for 2023 shows that nearly 49% of motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota were not wearing their seat belt. Seat belts are the single most effective safety device to prevent death and injury in a motor vehicle crash.

High-visibility enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to help meet the state‚Äôs goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads. 

Learn more about traffic safety initiatives and the primary seat belt law at VisionZero.ND.gov. Join the conversation on the Vision Zero ND Facebook or X page.

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