Tag Archive for: driver safety

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.

As summer ramps up, so does hazardous material transportation on North Dakota’s roads and highways. The NDSC in partnership with the ND Highway Patrol encourages motorists to exercise extreme caution when encountering trucks with hazmat loads, and to never pass a hazmat truck stopped at a railroad crossing.

Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign from November 16 – 29, 2020 to help save lives on North Dakota roads.