SEAT BELTS

Nearly 3,300 citations issued during seat belt campaign

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota transportation officials say a special law enforcement campaign generated nearly 3,300 citations. The Department of Transportation says most of the citations, 1,325, were for speeding. More than 1,200 citations were for failure to wear a seat belt and 34 were child restraint citations.  The “Click It or Ticket” campaign ran from July 1 to Aug. 19….

Bill that would have dropped seat belt requirement rejected

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota House has rejected a bill that would have dropped the requirement for seat belt use among people 18 and older. Supporters say the bill was introduced in response to a Senate bill that would make the state’s seat belt law a “primary” offense. Th current law makes it a “secondary” offense, meaning drivers…

North Dakota Senate approves primary seatbelt bill

BISMARCK (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota Senate has passed a bill to make not buckling up a “primary” offense. Right now, the law is a “secondary offense,” which means drivers must be stopped for another violation before the extra $25 is tacked on for not wearing a seat belt. Bismarck Republican Senator Mike Dwyer said law enforcement has been pleading…

North Dakota Senate Passes Bill that Would Toughen Seat Belt Laws

North Dakota is one of 15 states requiring drivers to have a second offense to be pulled over

NORTH DAKOTA — In North Dakota, you can’t get pulled over for not wearing your seat belt unless you have another offense. A new bill moving through the legislature would make you see flashing lights if you’re not buckled up. The bill narrowly passed the Senate 24–23 and now moves to the House for a vote. “If I see somebody who’s…

Click It or Ticket Campaign Hitting the Streets of Fargo

The officers won't be taking calls for service unless it's an emergency

FARGO, ND — Drivers are being reminded to buckle up while hitting the roadways these next couple of weeks. Police in Fargo are joining in on the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign through June 4th to hopefully change people’s behaviors about wearing their seat belts. Fifteen additional officers will be out on the roads enforcing seat belt laws. The…