As the Memorial Day weekend approaches and the summer vacation season ramps up, we want to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash: buckling up. Law enforcement agencies across North Dakota are increasing patrols during the Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign through June 3 in an effort to save lives by making sure drivers are wearing their seat belts.
About 3 out of 4 North Dakotans report always wearing their seat belts. However, North Dakota’s seat belt use is still lower than the national average.
From 2012 – 2016, over 81% of belted vehicle occupants received no injuries in a vehicle crash.
North Dakota’s seat belt law states all front seat occupants must be properly buckled up regardless of age. All occupants younger than 18 must be properly restrained regardless of their location in a vehicle. Children ages 8 to 17 must be properly secured in a seat belt or child restraint. Children younger than 8 years old are required to ride in a child restraint (car seat or booster seat).
Wear a seat belt on every trip, no matter how short.
Require everyone in the vehicle to buckle up, including those in the back seat.