Governor Doug Burgum, along with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), launched Vision Zero as the state’s primary traffic safety initiative. The comprehensive, multi-agency effort’s goal is to continually work toward zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads. Each participating agency has a lead role in both educating the public and implementing state laws with respect to traffic safety.
“As a state, we must continually reinvent how we think about traffic safety -- what issues motorists are facing, what technologies help us or distract us - and work to ensure everyone gets home alive,” said Governor Burgum. “While government plays a key role in traffic safety, we can’t view this as solely a government issue, which is why the mission of Vision Zero is so important. By emphasizing the personal responsibility to buckle up and obey the law, we reinforce that prevention is every North Dakotan’s responsibility.”
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have now CLOSED I-29 northbound and southbound lanes from Grand Forks to the Canadian Border. I-29 also remains CLOSED from Fargo to Grand Forks due to blowing and drifting snow creating icy road ways, near zero visibility, and life-threatening driving conditions.
No Travel Advisory LIFTED in Devils Lake area – Travel Alert in effect
I-29 CLOSED from Fargo to Canadian Border, No Travel Advisory in effect for northeastern ND
The NO Travel Advisory has been LIFTED in the Devils Lake area and a Travel Alert is now in effect for Devils Lake, Maddock, Carrington and surrounding areas. I-29 northbound and southbound lanes are CLOSED from Fargo to the Canadian Border due to blowing and drifting snow creating icy road ways, near zero visibility, and life-threatening driving conditions.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a Travel Alert for north central and northeastern North Dakota due to snow and blowing snow causing reduced visibility. Areas included in the Travel Alert are Minot, Devils Lake, Grand Forks and surrounding areas. A Travel Alert means conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be advised of rapidly changing conditions. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.
This winter season has been dangerous for North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) troopers on North Dakota roadways. Numerous NDHP squad cars have been struck by passing motorists while troopers were assisting another motorist or conducting a traffic stop. Fortunately, no deaths or serious injuries have resulted from these crashes.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) and the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) remind motorists to use caution and allow a safe traveling distance behind snowplows
On Thursday, December 21, the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) responded to a two vehicle injury crash in Bismarck at the intersection of North 7th Street and East Rosser Avenue.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) remind motorists to travel safely during the holiday season.
A North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) Trooper attempted to stop a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado for speeding at 12:17 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The Silverado was westbound I-94 about 15 miles east of Jamestown.
Driving in North Dakota during the winter means snow, sleet, and ice which leads to slower traffic, dangerous road conditions, hot tempers, and unanticipated hazards. Here are some suggestions to help you make it safely through the winter.