Traffic Safety

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The vast majority of motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota are the result of driver behavior including impaired driving, speed, distracted driving and lack of seat belt use. These are behaviors that can be changed through awareness, education and strict enforcement of traffic safety laws.

The goal of the North Dakota Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Section is to reduce the deaths, serious injuries, and economic losses associated with motor vehicle crashes in the state. The Traffic Safety Section administers targeted behavioral modification programs to advance the safety and welfare of the traveling public.

Crash Data and Reports

2014 Crash Summary pdf file
Survey of Seat Belt Use in ND (2014) pdf file
Traffic Safety Reports and Issue Briefs

Highway Safety Plans and Evaluations

Highway Safety Plan - 2016 pdf file
2014-15 NDDOT Media Calendar pdf file
FY 2014 Annual Report pdf file

Local Road Safety Program

Phase 1 pdf file

Burleigh County
City of Bismarck
Ward County
City of Minot
NE Region
Cavalier County
Nelson County
Pembina County
Ramsey County
Walsh County
City of Devils Lake

Phase 2 pdf file

Cass Region
Cass County
City of Fargo
City of West Fargo
Grand Forks Region
Grand Forks County
City of Grand Forks
SE Region
Barnes County
Eddy County
Foster County
Griggs County
Ransom County
Richland County
Sargent County
Steele County
Traill County
City of Valley City
City of Wahpeton

Phase 3 pdf file

West Region
Adams County
Billings County
Bowman County
Burke County
Divide County
Dunn County
Golden Valley County
Grant County
Hettinger County
McKenzie County
McLean County
Mercer County
Mountrail County
Renville County
Slope County
Stark County
Williams County
City of Dickinson
City of Williston
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Phase 4 pdf file

Central Region
Benson County
Bottineau County
Dickey County
Emmons County
Kidder County
LaMoure County
Logan County
McHenry County
McIntosh County
Morton County
Oliver County
Pierce County
Rolette County
Sheridan County
Sioux County
Towner County
Wells County
City of Jamestown
City of Mandan

Tribal Plans pdf file

Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation
Spirit Lake Nation
Standing Rock Sioux Nation
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Law Enforcement Resources

Application Form for Traffic Safety Enforcement-2012 word file
ASSIST Program Challenge Guide word file
ASSIST Program Application Form word file
Commemorative Coin Application pdf file

2015 Traffic Safety Partner Summit Presentations

The presentations below are in a pdf file format and for informational purposes only.
ND Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Update
An Overview of Successes with SHSPs
ND Local Road Safety Program
The ABCs of DUI Offenses
Opening Remarks
Recognizing the Trends Transforming Transportation
Traffic Incident Management System
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Teen Driving

Teen Drivers & Parents
AAA - Keys 2 Drive
Centers for Disease Control: Teen Drivers
National Injury Prevention - Think First

North Dakota Traffic Safety Laws

The Price You'll Pay. DUI in North Dakota pdf file
North Dakota's Child Passenger Safety Law pdf file
Penalties for Driving Under the Influence
Legislative Updates pdf file


Administrative Resource Guide for Driver and Traffic Safety Education in North Dakota pdf file
Code for the Road
North Dakota Crash Memorial Wall
Share the Road with Motorcycles
Work Zone Definitions pdf file
Parents LEAD Information

Child Passenger Safety

ND Child Passengers at Risk
ND Child Passenger Safety

External Resources

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI)

Traffic Safety Operations Manual pdf file

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Planning
Chapter 3 Project Development
Chapter 4 Grant Selection and Execution
Chapter 5 Grant Administration and Management
Chapter 6 Fiscal Procedures
Chapter 7 Annual Report
Chapter 8 Closeout

Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)

Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) 2013

Contacting Traffic Safety Office

Phone: (701) 328-4559
Email: Contact Traffic Safety

Applying for Funds

Grant Guidelines-Revised June 2014 pdf file
Application for Participation in the North Dakota Highway Safety Plan-March 2014 pdf file
Grant Application Cover Sheet-May 2011 word file
Application Form for Traffic Safety Enforcement-2011 word file

Traffic Safety Media Campaigns

Code for the Road YouTube