Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol
want to remind drivers ahead of the Memorial Day holiday there are a million
excuses to not buckle up, but not one of them will save your life.
Law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols from May 20
to June 2 for the Click It or Ticket
campaign enforcing the state seat belt law. Some agencies are also
participating in “Border to Border,” a high visibility campaign on May 20.
“Border to Border” aims to increase both public awareness and law enforcement
participation by coordinating a synchronized operation, educating motorists about
the importance of buckling up.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury-related death in
North Dakota. Lack of seat belt use is
the number one contributing factor in these vehicle deaths. In 2018, of the
fatalities that were seat belt eligible in North Dakota, 48% were not wearing
their seat belt. That means one unbelted occupant died every ten days on North
The best way any driver or passenger can protect themselves and their
loved ones is always wearing a seat belt, no matter where they are going. Driving
is a privilege but buckling up is a choice that impacts those you love. Always
buckle up, every trip, every time.
should always wear your seat belt – no matter how short your trip,” says Lincoln
Police Chief Greg Leveling. “Vehicle crashes can occur at any time so you need
to make sure you are doing all you can to protect yourself and your
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