FAQ Answer

The purpose of traffic enforcement is to provide for the safety of the motoring public and to prevent crashes that result in injuries or fatalities. Although fees and points are associated with specific offenses, the primary goal of traffic enforcement is to encourage safe driving practices.

As directed by North Dakota’s Constitution, Article IX, Section 2, “the net proceeds of all fines for violations of state laws… must be faithfully used and applied each year for the benefit of the common schools of the state…”  Therefore, all state traffic fines directly benefit schools in North Dakota.