Celebrate America, celebrate each other, and never let a loved one drive or ride without a seat belt. Help spread the word — seat belts save lives. Law enforcement across the state will turn up the summer H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) with extra patrols enforcing seat belt laws as part of the Click It Or Ticket enforcement campaign through August 19.
In 2020 in North Dakota:
-46% of motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota were not wearing seat belts.
-Every 11 days one unbelted vehicle occupant died.
-Every 5 days one unbelted vehicle occupant was ejected.
The failure to wear a seat belt results in more motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota than most other factors.
Seat belt use in North Dakota ranks below the national average. While nationally, 90.7% of drivers reportwearing their seat belts, only 83.7% of North Dakotans do. For your own safety and for those you love,everyone in a vehicle needs to buckle up every trip, every time. (NDDOT)