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HIGHWAY PATROL STEPS UP ENFORCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2012

Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol is increasing enforcement as part of a safe driving effort. From today until the end of the year, troopers will be working overtime hours to increase visibility and safety on North Dakota roadways. With winter and holiday travel approaching, the NDHP wants all motorists to arrive at their destination safely.

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.

“While enforcement is proven to prevent crashes, driving responsibly is the best insurance any motorist has of arriving at their destination safely,” said Col. Prochniak. “I urge motorists to remember that driving is a full-time responsibility.”

The day before Thanksgiving is historically one of the busiest travel days of the year. As part of this enforcement effort, all sworn NDHP personnel will be out on the road on Nov. 21. All driving laws will be strictly enforced.

For More Information

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