Law enforcement agencies across the state
joined efforts for the Drive
Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign from August 17
through September 3, 2018 to deter motorists from driving impaired.
A total of 524 citations were attributed to
the added enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 48 were alcohol-related,
of which 43 were driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. There were another
16 arrests or citations for other alcohol-related violations such as minor in
consumption or open container, 31 drug-related arrests and 158 speeding
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 Vision Zero goal of
zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads by
taking personal responsibility when driving. 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
High-visibility enforcement for traffic
safety is one element of a collaborative effort to eliminate motor vehicle
fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.