764 Citations for Seat Belt, Restraint Violations Issued in North Dakota

February 10, 2016

The North Dakota Department of Transportation says law enforcement officers in the state issued 764 citations for seat belt and child restraint violations in January.

The extra traffic safety patrols were part of a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement effort during the month that included more than 40 local agencies and the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Officers issued nearly 2,100 citations, with 727 for failure to use a proper safety restraint, 37 for child restraint violations and 722 for speeding.

The traffic stops also resulted in five felony violations, 18 drug arrests, four DUIs and four citations for distracted driving.

Funding for the additional traffic safety enforcement was provided by federal grant money distributed through the DOT.

Latest Comments

  • February 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm
    Confused says:
    This was a "Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement effort." If the state wrote 100 distracted driving tickets in January 2016, but only 4 of them came about because of the C... read more
  • February 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm
    Agent says:
    Only four citations for distracted driving? Hello! Seat belts are important for passenger protection, but cell texting is important for the party they happen to run into.
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