Seat belts save lives. Let's work together to save lives on North Dakota roads.
Over the past five years, November has been one of the highest months for motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota. In an effort to save lives, law enforcement in North Dakota are increasing patrols to enforce North Dakota’s seat belt laws during the Click It or Ticket campaign November 1 − December 15. Did you know:
Last year in North Dakota, 58% of motor vehicle fatalities were not wearing their seat belt.
About 80%of the unbelted fatalities last year were males.
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. Because seat belt use in North Dakota has incrementally increased over the past five years, lives have been saved. 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.
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.