Traffic Safety Contest 2010

All registrations are due by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 11, 2011. Final projects are due by Monday, March 28, 2011. If you have
any questions, please call Peggy Anderson at 701-328-4322.

Driving is a Privilege, Knowledge is Key

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation has put together helpful information and resources to promote and educate teens about safety while driving. The goal of this website is to educate teen drivers and their parents about the importance of teens following all traffic laws and practicing safe driving.

Car crashes are the leading cause of death among teens in North Dakota and that needs to change. This website provides safety information to help prevent losing teens in car crashes.

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Did You Know?

  • From 2001-2009, North Dakota has lost 173 teens in motor vehicle crashes. In 2009, there were 16 fatal teen driver crashes and 545 teen driver injury crashes.
  • 37.5% of teen driver fatalities occurred on a Friday in North Dakota.
  • In North Dakota, the highest number of teen driver crashes occurred in December.
  • According to AAA, teen drivers in North Dakota are involved in a crash every 2.5 hours.
  • "Speed/Too Fast for Conditions" and "Attention Distracted" are the top two reasons cited by law enforcement in North Dakota for teen crashes.
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Safe Driving Tips

  • Buckle up - every trip, every time. Seat belts save lives.
  • Don't drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Call a friend or parent for a ride home.
  • Only have enough people in your vehicle as there are seatbelts.
  • Obey the speed limit.
  • Don't pass in an intersection.
  • Look ahead and slow down!
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If you are involved in a crash...

  • Keep an Emergency Kit in Your Glove Compartment--cell phone, pen, paper, disposable camera, emergency contact phone numbers, and a medical card.
  • Keep Safety First--Minor accidents with no serious injuries should move cars to the side of the road and out of the way of oncoming traffic. If a car cannot be moved, drivers and passengers should remain in the cars with seatbelts fastened until help arrives. Turn on your hazard lights and set out cones, flares, or warning triangles if possible.
  • Report it to the police as quickly as possible.
  • Exchange Information with the Drivers Involved in the Crash.
  • Photograph and Document the Accident.
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