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APPROACHING WINTER WEATHER, TRAVEL WITH CARE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2012

Bismarck, N.D. – North Dakota roads will be busy this weekend with opening deer season and Veterans Day. With the potential for a winter storm and hazardous driving conditions along with increased traffic, it’s important that motorists drive with care.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to buckle up and obey the posted speed limits. If roads deteriorate because of weather, motorists should drive for the conditions and have a winter travel kit in their vehicles. Road information can be checked by dialing 511 or viewing the travel information map at www.dot.nd.gov.

So far this year, 140 people have died in traffic crashes in the state. “Every crash strengthens our resolve to continue to emphasize that lives can be saved by driving defensively, sober and with seatbelts fastened,” said Col. Jim Prochniak.

Motorists are reminded that the NDHP has increased enforcement through the end of the year. All traffic laws will be strictly enforced in an effort to save lives.

For More Information

Contact: Sergeant Tom Iverson, NDHP
North Dakota Highway Patrol
701-328-2455