(Bismarck, ND) -- Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign from July 1st to August 19th to help save lives on North Dakota roads.

A total of 3,283 citations were attributed to the overtime enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 1,241 were citations for failure to wear a seat belt and 34 were child restraint citations. Tickets for speeding totaled 1,325. The traffic stops also resulted in 289 other traffic citations (disobeying traffic signals, equipment violations), 94 uninsured motorists, 117 suspended/revoked license violations, 21 drug arrests, 22 citations for distracted driving, 18 warrants served, and seven driving under the influence citations.

In 2020, an unbelted vehicle occupant died every nine days in North Dakota. Seat belts are the single most effective safety device to prevent death and injury in a motor vehicle crash.