Submitted by eajohnso on February 28, 2013 - 11:27
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2013
Bismarck, N.D. – Two serious crashes and several close calls on North Dakota roadways have highlighted the need to remind motorists to obey the “Move Over Law” when encountering authorized emergency vehicles and maintenance vehicles. Since January 1, 2013, two North Dakota Highway Patrol vehicles, with lights activated, have been struck while providing traffic control. These crashes have resulted in several injuries to the troopers and motorists involved.
Fargo, N.D. – Several weather-related traffic events occurred last weekend in the North Dakota Highway Patrol’s Southeast Region. From February 9 into the evening of February 10, troopers investigated 18 crashes, five involving injuries. Approximately 50 vehicles were assisted after becoming stranded.