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Bismarck, N.D. – On Wednesday, all available North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will be on patrol statewide. The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year and the NDHP is ramping up enforcement efforts.
Troopers are working hard ensuring the safety of the motoring public. This year there have been 124 fatal crashes on ND roadways. The NDHP is asking motorists to make responsible choices when driving. Buckle up, drive for the conditions, and never drink and drive. If you see an impaired driver, call 911. Avoid distracted driving such as talking on a cell phone, texting, or any activity that takes attention away from the road. Allow more time to travel during winter months.
“Driving responsibly is the most important factor in arriving at your destination safely,” said Col. Prochniak. “I urge motorists to remember that driving is a full-time responsibility.”
During this special enforcement effort, all driving laws will be strictly enforced. The NDHP is maximizing its efforts to increase visibility throughout the holiday season.
Bismarck, N.D. – With deer season quickly approaching, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reminds the public that motorists who strike a deer or other undomesticated animal do not need to report the crash to law enforcement if the crash results in property damage only, regardless of the amount of damage to the vehicle. The driver may proceed to their home if the vehicle is able to be driven.
All crashes involving an injury need to be reported. Law enforcement will respond to the scene when requested to provide assistance or when the vehicle has been disabled.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 11, 2013
Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to travel with care today. High winds are expected across the state with gusts reaching 50 miles per hour. During inclement weather, high profile vehicles, long load type vehicles, and permitted over dimensional vehicles need to be aware of restriction movement laws.
North Dakota law restricts movement for these vehicles when wind or other conditions may cause the vehicle or attachment to swerve, whip, sway, or fail to follow in the path of the towing vehicle.
For more information, visit nd.gov/ndhp or contact the NDHP motor carrier division at 701-328-5128.
BISMARCK, N.D. – For the third consecutive year, a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper received national awards at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship. Last week in Salt Lake City, Trooper Josh Anderson placed in two categories of competition against 52 roadside inspectors representing jurisdictions across North America.
Trooper Anderson, a CVSA-certified North American Standard inspector, won second place in Standard Level I Inspection and second place in North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Cargo Tank/Bulk Packagings Inspection.
CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Their mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policy makers.
Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol’s Bismarck regional office has moved locations. The new address is 601 Channel Drive in Bismarck. The regional office houses command staff for the NDHP’s southwest region and motor carrier division, along with NDHP information technology staff. The office’s phone and fax numbers are the same.
For more contact information, visit nd.gov/ndhp.