Andrew Kubas, Poyraz Kayabas, and Kimberly Vachal The 24/7 Sobriety Program is an intervention strategy mandating that impaired driving offenders remain sober as a condition of bond or pre-trial release. The goal is to monitor the most at-risk offenders in North Dakota and require that these individuals remain sober in order to keep roadways safe from hazardous drivers.
Kimberly Vachal and Laurel Benson North Dakota crash reports show that nearly 82% of fatal crashes occurred on non-interstate rural roads over the past five years. A total of 5,535 driver observations were collected at 143 sites across 24 rural counties. Seat belt use was found to be significantly different on rural highways and in rural towns.
Andrew Kubas and Kimberly Vachal Novice drivers are a focus in traffic safety program efforts because of
their relatively high crash risk. The
National Safety Council Alive
at 25 course has been used by several states to promote teen driver safety.
Occupant seat belt use in fatal and injury crashes is considerably lower than conventional use reported by NHTSA. From 2009 - 2014, North Dakota’s average occupant use in fatal crashes was 26% and in injury crashes, 68%.
Kimberly Vachal and Laurel Benson With the understanding that seat belts are a relatively low-cost safety device and are an easy primary protection for occupants in passenger vehicles, North Dakota has chosen to continue to measure seat belt use on non-interstate rural roads.