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N.D. – Law enforcement agencies across North Dakota will run extra patrols in
an effort to remove impaired drivers off the roads, as part of the Drive
Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign from March 1-31.
decision to always drive sober is simple and life-saving,” said Morton County
Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Tom Sharp. “We hope the Drive Sober or Get
Pulled Over enforcement campaign reminds motorists of this and helps
prevent injuries and deaths on North Dakota roads.”
data from 2017 in North Dakota reports 50 motor vehicle fatalities and 470
injuries due to an alcohol-related crash. This translates to one
alcohol-related fatality every seven days in North Dakota. In fact, nearly 1 in
5 (19 percent) adult arrests in North Dakota are for Driving Under the
newly launched statewide traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero – Zero
fatalities. Zero excuses, we hope that this enforcement campaign will bring
more awareness to the seriousness of a driver’s actions behind the wheel so we
can reach that goal. The lives lost or those individuals who have been
seriously injured due to an impaired driver is unacceptable and 100 percent
preventable,” said Karin Mongeon, North Dakota Department of Transportation
(NDDOT) Safety Division Director.
administers federal grant funding as part of an overall effort to prevent
fatalities and injuries on North Dakota roads. Learn more at dot.nd.gov, visionzero.nd.gov, or join the conversation on the
Vision Zero ND Facebook and Twitter page.
invited to create memorials for those who have died in crashes in North Dakota
on the North Dakota Crash Memorial Wall at visionzero.nd.gov.