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September 2012

OVERLOAD VIOLATIONS REACH RECORD HIGH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has issued more overload fees so far in 2012 than in all of 2011. This year, troopers have enforced 1,295 overload violations, resulting in $2.1 million in overload fees, compared to $1.9 million in 2011.

Weight enforcement is an important component in the NDHP’s overall traffic safety mission as excessive vehicle weights damage roadway surfaces, which creates potential risks for motorists and expensive repairs for taxpayers.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INSPECTION SATURATION HELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted a commercial motor vehicle inspection saturation in northwestern North Dakota. The three-day event, held in strategic locations throughout North Dakota’s oil production region, took place August 28-30. The goal of these ongoing saturation efforts is to identify and address risk factors within the trucking industry to enhance the safety and welfare of all North Dakota motorists.

NORTH DAKOTA MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF STATE AMBER ALERT SYSTEM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) today marked the 10th anniversary of the state’s AMBER – America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response – Alert system, an important lifesaving program implemented to instantly notify law enforcement and the public of an endangered child.

NDHP AIRCRAFT ENHANCES ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) conducted a right-of- way saturation effort in the Northwestern Region near Williston yesterday. The enforcement effort involved NDHP aircraft surveillance of rural highway intersections. Information regarding violations observed by the pilots was transmitted via radio to NDHP troopers that were strategically located on the ground near the intersection.

For More Information

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