Vision Zero - Zero fatalities. Zero excuses.

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Impaired Driving

Now through October 31, law enforcement across North Dakota will have extra patrols to enforce the law on underage drinking, as well as conducting compliance checks and shoulder taps as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign.
Taylor Berhow of Mandan, ND, chose to drive after drinking alcohol. With that choice, Taylor killed three of his best friends who were passengers in his vehicle. Every alcohol and drug-related crash is 100% preventable. As a driver, you have the personal responsibility to make the choice to always drive sober or to designate a sober driver.

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Seat Belts

In North Dakota, not wearing a seat belt continues to be the number one contributing factor of motor vehicle crash fatalities. The North Dakota Department of Transportation’s latest campaign focuses on how people can do extraordinary things for love – like buckling up. This campaign was created around the Vision Zero strategy.

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Distracted Driving

Composing, reading or sending any electronic message or using a communications device to access the Internet while driving is illegal in North Dakota for drivers of all ages, and is punishable with a fine of $100. The law applies to any driver of a vehicle in a traffic lane, even while stopped at a red light or in a construction zone. Additionally, drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using any electronic communications devices, including cell phones, unless in an emergency. For 14 and 15 year-olds, this law carries a $20 fine and 4 points on the driver’s record. For 16 and 17 year-olds, this law carries a $20 fine and no points on the driver’s record.

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October 25, 2018
Bismarck, N.D.- Law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols from November 1 through December 13 for the Click It or Ticket campaign enforcing the state seat belt law. Seat belts save lives and continue to be the single most effective way
October 18, 2018
Bismarck, ND.-   The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) today announced the release of the North Dakota Vision Zero Plan, the Strategic Highway Safety Plan update for 2018-2023, to reduce motor vehicle crash fatalities and
October 9, 2018
Bismarck, ND – In an effort to save lives, law enforcement agencies across the state worked overtime in September for North Dakota’s distracted driving enforcement campaign, U Drive. U Text. U Pay.   A total of 289 citations were attributed

Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries.

The goal of zero fatalities is not only attainable, but also vital. When it comes to your life, or the lives of your family and friends, is any other number acceptable? We’re aiming for zero fatalities because every life matters.

2018 North Dakota Vehicle Fatalities to Date