Obey The Sign or Pay The Fine resulted in over 2,600 speed citations

(Bismarck, ND) -- Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Obey The Sign or Pay The Fine enforcement campaign from April 23rd-May 23rd, 2021 to reinforce the importance of driving the speed limit.

A total of 3,000 citations were made throughout the enforcement patrols. Of those citations, 2,621 were tickets for speeding. Traffic stops also resulted in 132 other traffic citations (disobeying traffic signals, equipment violations), five citations for running a red light, 45 suspended/revoked license violations, eight drug arrests, 47 uninsured motorists, 57 seat belt citations, and one DUI.

In 2020, 25% of motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota were speed-related. Speeding and/or aggressive driving is defined as speeding, driving too fast for conditions, following too close, or operating a vehicle in a reckless, negligent or aggressive manor.