To increase commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety, North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and safety inspectors participated in a nationwide CMV enforcement and education program. International Roadcheck, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), was held June 7-9 and troopers statewide participated. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial, and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections.
Tomorrow through Thursday, all North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and inspectors are focusing on enhancing commercial motor vehicle safety on North Dakota roads by performing roadside inspections.
So far this year, six motorcyclists have died in crashes in North Dakota. All six victims were not wearing a helmet and one crash involved alcohol. From the beginning of the year to date, data shows this has been a year with the highest number of motorcycle fatalities since 2010.
Trooper Rod Torgeson was honored by the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association with the 2015 Trooper of the Year award. Torgeson was presented the award at a banquet in Fargo on May 12.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services will conduct an annual test of the AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert system from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25.
Mike Williams, the owner of Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel, was presented with the Colonel’s Award for Excellence.
Last week, troopers conducted a statewide 48-hour size and weight enforcement detail to protect our roadways.
On Monday, troopers in the North Dakota Highway Patrol’s southwest region will partner with school officials in Elgin to conduct a ‘trooper on a bus’ enforcement effort to enhance safety for school children.
Last Friday, February 26 at 9:38 a.m., a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper stopped an eastbound 2014 Mercedes SUV on I-94 at Mapleton for speeding. During the course of the traffic stop, the trooper searched the vehicle and found 17 pounds of methamphetamine and $26,407 in U.S. currency inside the vehicle.