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HIGHWAY PATROL FOCUSING ON SAFETY RESTRAINTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 30, 2015

Tomorrow through July 31, troopers statewide are cooperating with North Dakota law enforcement agencies to participate in the national Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign. Troopers will use high-visibility enforcement in areas where unbelted serious injury and fatal crashes occur the most.

This year, 49 percent of fatal crash victims were not wearing a seat belt. The purpose of Click It or Ticket is to enhance public safety by encouraging the use of safety restraints. Seat belts save lives. Buckle up and follow the rules of the road to increase the chance of arriving at your destination safely.

All safety restraint and child restraint laws will be strictly enforced.

ROADCHECK 2015 COMPLETED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 16, 2015

In an effort to increase commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety, North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and civilian safety inspectors participated in a large, targeted CMV enforcement and education program. Roadcheck, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, was held June 2-4 and troopers statewide participated.

During this 72-hour time frame, 527 inspections were completed. Sixty-five vehicles and 20 drivers were placed out-of-service. Most of the vehicles placed out-of-service had brake, tire, or load securement violations.

 CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote CMV safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry, and policy makers.   

 

TROOPERS WORKED TO ENHANCE SAFETY OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 28, 2015

Over the holiday weekend, troopers statewide were on patrol to help ensure safe travels for motorists on North Dakota roads. Last Friday through Monday, troopers arrested 29 motorists for the charge of driving under the influence. Troopers also discovered 12 open containers, six minors in possession, and 165 seat belt and child restraint violations.

The NDHP encourages motorists to make smart decisions on the roads this summer. Buckle up, never drink and drive, and obey posted speed limits. These simple measures will help drivers reach their destinations safely. 

 

CONSTRUCTION ZONE OVERTIME ENFORCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 5, 2015

Through October 31, North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers are working overtime to enhance safety in construction zones. Road construction involves reduced speed zones, lanes for traffic, and lane width, requiring heightened awareness from motorists.

The public can expect enhanced enforcement during peak traffic and when workers are present. All traffic laws will be strictly enforced. Citations will be issued for following too close, speeding, passing in a no passing zone, and improper lane changes, as well as other violations.

Last year, troopers issued 896 citations during construction zone overtime, including 542 speed-related citations and 130 seat belt and child restraint violations.

Motorists should slow down, increase following distance, and be aware of construction workers and other vehicles while traveling in construction zones. These actions will help ensure safety for both highway workers and motorists.

 

HIGHWAY 85 AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM RESULTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 25, 2015

Troopers worked 68.5 hours of overtime from January 2 to March 13 on U.S. Highway 85 to strictly enforce crash-causing driving behaviors including right-of-way violations, speeding, seat belt violations, and DUIs. Troopers issued 105 citations, including the following violations:

  • 50 speeding
  • 16 right-of-way
  • 9 seat belt
  •  7 driving with a suspended license
  • 1 DUI

After positive feedback about the program, it has been extended to June 1. Troopers will strictly enforce all traffic laws to increase public safety.

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