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Statewide – Law enforcement agencies across the state worked 446 overtime hours for North Dakota’s distracted driving enforcement period, U Drive. U Text. U Pay., this April.
A total of 390 citations were attributed to the added patrols. Of the total citations, 190 were issued for distracted driving, 58 for other traffic citations (i.e. disobeying traffic signals, equipment violations), 40 for speeding, and 24 for not wearing a seat belt.
Law enforcement agencies who participated in this effort to keep North Dakota roadways safe included Burleigh and Morton County Sheriff’s Department, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office, along with police departments in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Mandan, Minot, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, Watford City and West Fargo.
Funding for additional traffic safety enforcement is provided by federal grant money distributed through the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). High-visibility enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to prevent deaths and injuries on North Dakota roads.
Learn more about traffic safety initiatives at ndcodefortheroad.org or join the conversation on the Code for the Road Facebook or Twitter page.
Families are invited to
create memorials for those who have died in crashes in North Dakota at ndcodefortheroad.org/memorial.