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Statewide – Law enforcement agencies across the state
joined efforts for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement
campaign from March 1 through March 31, 2018 to deter motorists from driving
A total of 723 citations were attributed to the added
enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 93 were alcohol-related, of which
82 were driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. There were another 31
arrests or citations for other alcohol-related violations such as minor in
consumption or open container and 42 drug-related arrests.
Impaired driving is 100 percent preventable and stopping it
can prevent tragedies on North Dakota’s roads. Every driver and vehicle
occupant in North Dakota can help meet the state’s goal of zero motor vehicle
fatalities and serious injuries by taking personal responsibility when
travelling on the road. This means wearing a seat belt at all times,
transporting children in child passenger safety seats appropriate for the child’s
age and height, driving distraction free, driving sober (i.e. not under the
influence of alcohol and/or drugs) and obeying all posted speed limits.
Funding for additional traffic safety enforcement is
provided by federal grant money distributed through the NDDOT. High-visibility
enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to
eliminate motor vehicle deaths in North Dakota.