1,211 citations issued during recent North Dakota Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Bismarck, ND) -- The numbers are in after law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign from May 23rd to June 5th, 2022 to help save lives on North Dakota roads.

A total of 1,211 citations were attributed to the overtime enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 424 were citations for failure to wear a seat belt and 15 were child restraint citations. Tickets for speeding totaled 480. The traffic stops also resulted in 121 other traffic citations (i.e. disobeying traffic signals, equipment violations), 45 uninsured motorists, 38 suspended/revoked license violations, 10 drug arrests, seven citations for distracted driving, 13 warrants served, and six driving under the influence (DUI) citations.

In 2021, 46% of motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota were not wearing their seat belt. Seat belts are the single most effective safety device to prevent death and injury in a motor vehicle crash.

You can learn more about traffic safety initiatives by clicking here.