Distracted driving is dangerous and often deadly. Law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols to enforce the law on distracted driving for the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. enforcement period during the month of September.
Remind your colleagues, friends, students, and loved ones to #DriveDistractionFree.
Crash Fatalities on the Rise: As of August 28, there have been 74 fatalities on North Dakota roads in 2021. That’s 11 more for the same time period in 2020, and six more than the same period in 2019. Nearly 94% of crashes are attributable to human behavior. Take personal responsibility on the roads.
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North Dakota Distracted Driving Laws
1. Text messaging is prohibited for all drivers and carries a $100 fine. Learn more about North Dakota's texting while driving law here.
Drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using any electronic communications devices including cell phones.
14 and 15-year-olds: The law carries a $20 fine and 4 points on your driver record.
16 and 17-year-olds: The law carries a $20 fine and no points on your driver record.
2. Effective August 1, 2017, the law was expanded to include distracted driving to mean any distraction that impairs the ability to safely operate the vehicle.
If you're distracted while driving and commit a traffic violation, the driver (any age) can be given a $100 fine for distracted driving.
Learn more about North Dakota's distracted driving law here.
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