Increased Seatbelt Enforcement| 11/5/2012
"Seat belt use in North Dakota ranks significantly below the national average," stated Mark Nelson, Safety Director. "In 2011, the national average was 84%, while North Dakota`s rate was 76.7%. This simply isn`t safe and it shouldn`t be acceptable to anyone driving, or riding, in our state."
According to the North Dakota Department of Transportation, last year, 69 percent of people killed in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing seatbelts.