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ND Highway Patrol is Out in Full Force

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It's something the North Dakota Highway Patrol rarely, if ever, does.

All available sworn personnel are working today across North Dakota, up to 150 vehicles in all. They're calling it "HITS," or high intensity traffic saturation.

Today is one of the heaviest travel days of the year.

And there have been 146 fatalities this year--only two fewer than all of last year.

Sgt. Tom Iverson says it's about making North Dakota roads a safer place.

"I've been on for almost nine years now and I'm not aware of anytime that we've ever done a saturation to this extent where it's been all available sworn Highway Patrol personnel from the Colonel on down I'm not aware of any other time this has happened," says Sgt. Tom Iverson with the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The Highway Patrol does more than enforce laws.

Today Iverson stopped to help a young driver on her way home for Thanksgiving change a flat tire.

The patrol is also partnering with radio stations across the state to deliver safety messages.

"The Choice is Yours" campaign reminds drivers to make good choices behind the wheel.

 

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