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Right of Way Enforcement Day

Right of Way Enforcement Day

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Officers this past Wednesday were out in force making sure drivers were driving the right way.

Both Minot and Williston regional offices of the State Highway Patrol along with surrounding communities emphasized the enforcement for right of way violations.

Officers were asked to cut down on administrative time to spend more time on the road for the day.

A right of way violation occurs at an intersection and could range from not stopping at stop signs, running red lights, or failing to yield among many others.

Last year 20 percent of the fatal crashes in the state involved those not yielding to right of way law.

In the Northwest region of the state, the number is even higher at 28 percent.

(Cpt. Gary Orluck, ND State Highway Patrol) "We are seeing a lot of those types of violations and we are seeing a lot of serious crashes and fatalities so far in 2013 that are a direct result of someone not yielding properly. They are entering an intersection when they shouldn't be, or vice versa."

Most right of way violations are a 20 dollar fine with 2 points assessed on the driving record.

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