Check out the topics below to learn more about traffic safety.
Aggressive Driving – Most of us know it when we see it, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, they have defined it as occurring when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” Know how to handle an aggressive driver with this tips.
Alive at 25 – This is a 4-and-1/2 hour driver’s awareness program, which is different from driver’s education. This course is not a behind the wheel driving course. Alive at 25 is designed to teach young drivers to be aware of many of the typical driving hazards facing young motorists.
Buckle Up – All your vehicle’s carefully engineered safety systems are useless—unless you buckle up. The failure to wear a seat belt results in more motor vehicle deaths in North Dakota than any other factor. Seat belts are the single most effective tool to prevent injuries and deaths—there is no excuse for not using a seat belt.
Construction Zone – “Expect the Unexpected” in work zones. Almost everyone who uses the transportation system will encounter construction. Take the proper actions when entering a construction zone – learn more now.
Distracted Driving – Distracted driving occurs when a driver engages in any activity that may distract them from the primary task of driving.
Fast Facts – Test your knowledge about the road and driving.
Parents – You and Your Teen Driver – The number one cause of death among teens is car crashes. As a parent, you are the greatest influence on your child’s driving behavior. Talk to your teen today.
Speeding – Usually defined as driving in excess of the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions, speed can have dangerous consequences. Prevent speeding by following these helpful tips.
Wildlife – Are you required to report wildlife crashes in North Dakota? Learn more about what to do if you are in this situation, what to watch for and how to avoid a collision with wildlife.
Winter Driving – “Know Before You Go” by checking road conditions BEFORE you travel. Check the Travel Information Map or call 511. Winter driving can create hazardous driving conditions. Both the vehicle and driver must be prepared for these conditions and the driver must follow additional safe driving practices.
If you are pulled over by law enforcement, follow these steps below:
1. Upon being stopped, promptly pull over to the right shoulder as far as safely possible or onto an approach if available and put the vehicle into park. A safe location is paramount.
2. Please do not make unnecessary movements within the vehicle and keep both hands on the steering wheel or within plain view.
3. The officer will ask you to provide your driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. You should wait to gather this information until the officer asks for it. These items are required and having them readily available will make the process much quicker.
4. If there is a weapon in the vehicle, please inform the officer immediately (NDCC 62.1-04-04 – person shall provide concealed carry license upon request by law enforcement officer).
5. Please be patient. The officer will do their absolute best to ensure the traffic stop doesn’t take any more time than is absolutely necessary.
Teen Driver Testimonials
Teens from North Dakota share their story about how they survived a vehicle crash because they were wearing their seat belt. Seat belts are the best defense against other drivers and they work with other safety features in your vehicle to keep you safely in your vehicle. Buckle up. Every Trip. Every Time.