The number one thing any driver or passenger can do to protect themselves from injury or death while in a vehicle is to buckle up. It is the best defense in a motor vehicle crash. It’s also the law.
As summer temperatures continue to rise, law enforcement agencies across North Dakota will also turn up the heat during a Click It or Ticket campaign from July 1 through August 15 to enforce North Dakota’s seat belt law in effort to save lives. Did you know:
Last year in North Dakota, 58% of motor vehicle fatalities were not wearing their seat belt.
The leading cause of fatalities on our roads is failure to wear a seat belt.
One unbelted vehicle occupant died every 4 days.
In North Dakota, over the past five years (2012-2016), about 6 out of every 10 people killed in a motor vehicle crash were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Fortunately, most people who drive and ride in motor vehicles in North Dakota understand how important it is to wear a seat belt. An annual survey of observed seat belt use in North Dakota shows that 8 of every 10 people wear a seat belt. But, it is those who do not wear seat belts who are much more likely to lose their lives in a crash.