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Seat belt campaign planned

Law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols from May 21 to June 3 for the Click It or Ticket campaign enforcing the state seat belt law. Some agencies are additionally participating in a 4-hour saturation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 21 as a part of the “Border to Border” high visibility campaign, specifically enforcing seat belt use across the state. This enforcement period coincides with the release of NDDOT’s latest media campaign focusing on the importance of always wearing a seat belt.

In North Dakota, not wearing a seat belt is the No. 1 contributing factor of fatalities resulting from motor vehicle crashes.

“It takes less than five seconds to buckle your seat belt,” says Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser. “But it is a life-altering choice that could significantly impact the rest of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Always buckle up.”

In 2017, 55 percent of motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota were not wearing their seat belt.  

This effort is funded through federal grants administered by the NDDOT