North Dakota Highway Patrol Conducts Speed Saturation


A warning to drivers—SLOW DOWN.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) recently conducted a speed saturation recently along I-29 and Highway 2 in the Northern Red River Valley.

On June 21 and 22, the department handed out 88 citations and 29 warnings to those who were not abiding by the law. In addition to those warnings and citations, troopers made three drug-related arrests, two for driving under suspicion and one for a weapons violation.

In 2017, excessive speed was a contributing factor in 24 percent of North Dakota’s motor vehicle fatalities. According to the NDHP’s website, 1,135 arrests were made in 2017 for driving under the influence, while there have been 535 to date.

This year alone, there have been 34 fatalities in 32 fatal crashes, more than half of the total to this date last year.