Text messaging is prohibited for all drivers, and drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using any electronic communications devices, including cell phones. This law carries a $100 citation and went into effect August 1, 2011. For more detailed information, view the North Dakota Century Code 39-08-23 and 39-08-24.
In Fact, the texting while driving 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, you can be given a $100 citation for distracted driving. This new expanded part of the law went into effect August 1, 2017. For more detailed information, view the North Dakota Century Code 39-08-25.
Texting multiplies the chance of a crash by 23x.
Sending one text at 55 mph is like driving the length of a football field blind.
Texting drivers are 6 times more likely to crash than a drunk driver.
Use these tips to avoid the distraction of your phone:
-Silence your phone and turn off the vibration mechanism. The less you hear your phone, the less tempted you’ll be to respond while driving.
-Designate a texter: Borrow thumbs from your passengers. Ask your passengers to handle tasks such as texting, placing a call or reprogramming your GPS.