Statewide distracted driving campaign results in nearly 300 tickets

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An enhanced campaign by law enforcement agencies against distracted driving in September resulted in more than 280 tickets being issued.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation reports a total of 289 citations were written across the state as part of the “U Drive U Text U Pay” effort.

Of those tickets, 158 were issued for distracted driving, 36 for speeding, 13 for lack of insurance and 48 others for various traffic violations.

There were also two drug-related arrests.

The September campaign was part of the state’s “Vision Zero” initiative, aimed at reducing statewide traffic accidents and fatalities to zero.

You can learn more about Vision Zero here.

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