Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign from July 1, 2018 through August 12, 2018 to help save lives on North Dakota roads.
A total of 3,134 citations were attributed to the added enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 1,194 were citations for failure to wear a seat belt and 36 were child restraint citations. Tickets for speeding totaled 1,125. The traffic stops also resulted in 97 suspended/revoked license violations, 65 drug arrests, 27 warrants served, 14 citations for distracted driving, seven driving under the influence (DUI) citations and 377 other traffic citations.
Failure to use a seat belt is the most significant factor associated with motor vehicle crash injuries and deaths in North Dakota. Every seven days one unbelted vehicle occupant died last year in North Dakota.
Funding for additional traffic safety enforcement is provided by federal grant money distributed through the North Dakota Department of Transportation. High-visibility enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to help meet the state’s goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.
Learn more about traffic safety initiatives at VisionZero.ND.gov or join the conversation on the Vision Zero ND Facebook or Twitter page.