From July 1 through August 15, law enforcement in North Dakota participated in the 'Click It or Ticket' program in order to make roads safer statewide.

The added patrols on the roads resulted in a total of 4,308 citations handed out. The Click It or Ticket program was enforced due to a number of reasons. One is that from 2012 to 2016, approximately 6 out of every 10 people killed in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing a seat belt while the crash occurred. This, according to a statewide law enforcement release.

That same release said that over the past year in North Dakota, every four days someone would die in a crash that was not wearing their seat belt.

Of the 4,308 citations during the Click It or Ticket program, 1,521 wear for failure to wear a seat belt, 1,788 were speeding tickets, and 58 were child restraint citations. Traffic stops throughout the duration of the program resulted in 42 drug arrests, 10 for DUI, 11 for distracted driving, and four were felony violations.

More information on traffic safety can be found at ND Code For The Road. The site also has a 'Memorials' section for North Dakota crash fatalities.

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