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Bismarck, N.D. – On Wednesday, all available North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will be on patrol statewide. The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year and the NDHP is ramping up enforcement efforts.
Troopers are working hard ensuring the safety of the motoring public. This year there have been 124 fatal crashes on ND roadways. 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. Allow more time to travel during winter months.
“Driving responsibly is the most important factor in arriving at your destination safely,” said Col. Prochniak. “I urge motorists to remember that driving is a full-time responsibility.”
During this special enforcement effort, all driving laws will be strictly enforced. The NDHP is maximizing its efforts to increase visibility throughout the holiday season.