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Police officers take action against seat belt violations

Law enforcement agencies across North Dakota have additional patrols on the road to crack down on seat belt violations.

According to the state Department of Transportation, the “Click It or Ticket” campaign runs through June 2.

North Dakota's seat belt law became a primary enforcement law in August 2023, meaning no further violation is necessary for a driver to be stopped and a seat belt citation issued. The law also requires that all occupants of a vehicle wear a seat belt, regardless of where they sit in the vehicle.

“Click It or Ticket reminds us that seat belts are not optional extras – they are essential tools to keep yourself, your loved ones and others safe on the road,” said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.

Meanwhile, the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign in March resulted in 145 alcohol or drug charges, including 82 for drunken driving and 31 drug arrests, according to the DOT.

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The campaigns are part of the state's Vision Zero strategy to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries in car crashes on North Dakota's roads. For more information, see

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