The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) wants
to remind motorists that law enforcement agencies across the state continue to
heighten their enforcement efforts for seat belt violations during the Click
It or Ticket enforcement campaign which runs through August 12.
“With the increased number of travelers during the summer,
and with the State Fair coming up, we want to reiterate the importance of
wearing your seat belt” says Ashlee Doan NDDOT Safety Public Information
Specialist. “Buckling up is your best defense in a motor vehicle crash. It
could save your life and the lives of those in your vehicle.”
Williston native Tess Colebank experienced first-hand the
consequences of not wearing a seat belt and later, the benefits of wearing her
seat belt. Today, Tess frequently encourages others to wear their seat belts by
sharing her story on social media.
“Wear your seat belt kids,” one post reads. “Crazy to think
the difference it makes when wearing a seat belt,” Colebank shares in another
post. You can hear all about her story here.
This campaign is
part of the Vision Zero strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities
and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.
Visit the North
Dakota Crash Memorial wall to view memorials built on the hope of
preventing another death on North Dakota roads.