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Under the Trooper's Hat: Driver's Licenses and the Point System- Trooper Michael Hayen

The “point” system implemented by the State of North Dakota allows for drivers to accumulate points on their driving record before any administrative sanctions.  Driving violations carry a monetary fine and may also have a set number of points which are added to a driver’s record. 

Under the Trooper's Hat: Juvenile Drivers and Driver's License Points - Trooper Michael Hayen

North Dakota has special provisions for young drivers regarding driver’s license points.  If an adult driver has twelve (12) or more points assessed against their record, the result is a driver’s license suspension of seven (7) days for each point over eleven (11).  For a driver under the age of 18, the point limit decreases to five (5).  Any points above five carries significant driver’s license consequences for the minor.


SW Region ‘Trooper on a Bus’ Enforcements Scheduled

To enhance safety for school children and provide education to the public, North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) Troopers in the southwest region will partner with the Flasher school district on Jan. 22 and the Linton school district on Feb. 6 to conduct a ‘Trooper on a Bus’ enforcement efforts.

Stutsman County Checkpoint Results

The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP), Stutsman County Sheriff’s Department, and Jamestown Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, Dec. 29 in Stutsman County. During the checkpoint, 59 vehicles were screened, and no violations were found.

NDHP and NDDOT Urge Caution as Snowplows Clear Roads

The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) and North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) urge motorists to exercise caution while snowplows are working to clear highways.

In an eight-hour period on Wednesday, Dec. 26, NDHP investigated five crashes involving snowplows. In four separate crashes, vehicles rear ended snow plows on I-94 near Richardton; on I-94 near Hebron; on I-94 near Steele and on Highway 85 near Williston.  Minor injuries were reported in the Steele and Richardton crashes.