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05/10/2018 12:30 PM
April Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign Results in 448 Citations
In an effort to save lives, law enforcement agencies across the state worked 516 overtime hours in April for North Dakota’s distracted driving enforcement campaign, U Drive. U Text. U Pay.
A total of 448 citations were attributed to the added patrols. Of the total citations, 214 were issued for distracted driving, 80 for other traffic citations (i.e. disobeying traffic signals, equipment violations), 31 citations for speeding, 27 citations for not wearing a seat belt, 26 citations for being an uninsured motorist, 22 citations for suspended/revoked license, seven warrants served and six drug-related arrests.
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.
The state’s new traffic safety initiative called “Vision Zero” has a primary goal to continually work toward zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads. Learn more about traffic safety initiatives at VisionZero.ND.gov or join the conversation on the Vision Zero ND Facebook or Twitter page.