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‘Click it or ticket’ enforcement planned ahead of July Fourth holiday

KILLDEER - Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, law enforcement agencies statewide will add extra patrols to participate in a 'Click It or Ticket' enforcement campaign in effort to save lives by enforcing North Dakota's seat belt law, the North D...

 

KILLDEER – Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, law enforcement agencies statewide will add extra patrols to participate in a ‘Click It or Ticket’ enforcement campaign in effort to save lives by enforcing North Dakota’s seat belt law, the North Dakota Department of Transportation said in a release.The campaign will run from July 1 through August 15.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that, nationally, more people die in motor vehicle crashes on average over the Independence Day holiday than any other time of the year. According to 2016 data from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), the number one contributing factor in motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota is not wearing a seat belt.

In 2016, about 58 percent of motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota were not wearing their seat belt.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol, the Adams County, Billings County, and Stark County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Dickinson and Killdeer Police Departments will be participating in this increased enforcement during this time.

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The NDDOT administers federal grant funding for extra seat belt enforcement as part of an overall effort to prevent deaths and injuries on North Dakota roads.

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