100 people killed in North Dakota traffic crashes in 2019
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota transportation officials say the final number is in on traffic fatalities last year.
The state Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol say a total of 100 people were killed on North Dakota roadways in 2019. That’s a decrease of five fatalities compared to 2018.
It’s the lowest number of fatalities in 15 years, officials said.
“Traffic fatalities have been on a downward trend since 2012,” says DOT Director Bill Panos. “Vision Zero continues to work toward the goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads because even one fatality is too many.”
Of the 100 fatalities in 2019, 47% were not wearing their seat belt, 42% were alcohol-related and 24% were speed-related, according to the department’s data.
Victims ranged in age from 3 years to 93 years old and 82% were North Dakota residents.