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Law enforcement agencies across North Dakota are increasing patrols during the impaired driving enforcement campaign through March 31 in an effort to save more lives.

North Dakota sisters of the country music-duo Tigirlily have teamed up with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Safety Division to encourage drivers to always drive sober during Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over until Jan. 31.

ND Sober Ride, a Vision Zero program to remove impaired drivers from North Dakota roads, will offer discounted Lyft rides just in time for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Codes will be available from Dec. 20 to Jan. 2, 2022, or while codes last.

This year, North Dakota will host its first WDoR for Road Traffic Victims on Friday, November 19, 2021, at the North Dakota Capitol Mall. This will be hosted by The North Dakota Department of Transportation Safety Division through Vision Zero.

With the holidays coming up, many North Dakotans will hit the road, eager to spend time with family and friends. It’s one of the busiest travel times of the year. Unfortunately, more people on the roadways means the potential for more vehicle crashes.

Less than 6 hours of sleep triples your risk of falling asleep while driving! Drowsy driving is just as dangerous as driving under the influence. Like alcohol, sleepiness can slow down your reaction time, decrease awareness of your surroundings, impair judgement, and increase your risk of crashing which could harm yourself and others.

As of July 2021, North Dakota reported 56 deadly crashes in the state, higher than the same period in 2020. In all of 2020, 8,834 crashes and 100 traffic related deaths occurred. While some crashes are unavoidable, far too many are due to distraction and unsafe behaviors.

Everyone knows the old joke about North Dakota’s two seasons, right? We’ve got winter and we’ve got road construction. When highway construction takes roadways down to one lane, the zipper merge can keep traffic moving while keeping you and road workers safe.

If your business needs company vehicles to do business, you pay the price. The cost to your business for a single driving incident could easily exceed $1.4 million. Yep, MILLION. You need to protect your employees and the company.

There have been 27 motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota since May 8, bringing the 2021 total to 56 as of July 12. That’s 12 more fatalities than the same time period in 2020, and two more than the same period in 2019.