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 Office (TSO) is to reduce the deaths, serious injuries, and economic losses associated with motor vehicle crashes in the state. The TSO administers targeted behavioral modification programs to advance the safety and welfare of the traveling public.

Crash Data and Reports

2013 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 - 2015 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

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
2014 Law Enforcement Summit Presentations
The presentations below are in a pdf file format and for information only. If you need the Powerpoint version please contact the Safety Administrative Assistant at: (701) 328-4692
Administrative Hearings Post Refusal Law
Buckling Children in North Dakota
Code for the Road
DOT Director Grant Levi
HB 1302 Update
Strategic Highway Safety Plan & Local Road Safety Program
Strategic Prevention Plan & State Incentive Grant

Teen Drivers

Teen Drivers & Parents

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
TODD (Don't Forget To Designate a Driver)
Share the Road with Motorcycles
Work Zone Definitions pdf file
Parents LEAD Information


AAA Teen Driving
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
How ND Kids Ride
ND Child Passenger Safety
Centers for Disease Control: Teen Drivers
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Buckle Up America
National Injury Prevention
MN Toward Zero Deaths

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

Cost of a DUI wmv file (Courtesy of KFYR)
Lt. Kilde/Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving (60 second)
Lt. Kilde/Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving (30 second)
Don't Forget TODD
Bismarck Regional DUI Task Force
Devils Lake Regional DUI Task Force
Dickinson Regional DUI Task Force
Fargo Regional DUI Task Force
Grand Forks Regional DUI Task Force
Jamestown Regional DUI Task Force
Minot Regional DUI Task Force
Williston Regional DUI Task Force
Seat Belt
Seat Belt Skydiving