2022 North Dakota crash fatalities were lowest in 20 years
Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 4:00 PM CDT
N.D. (Valley News Live) - North Dakota crash fatalities were the lowest in 20 years last year. According to final crash data from NDDOT, 98 people died in crashes.
North Dakota has been on a steady decrease in fatalities over the last 10 years, but 2022 is the lowest since 2002. Nearly 67% of those who died weren’t wearing a seatbelt.
NDDOT also reports in 2022:
- 46 fatalities were not wearing their seat belt, increasing from 37 in 2021.
- 35 fatalities were alcohol-related, the same in 2021.
- 25 fatalities were speed-related, decreasing from 29 in 2021.
- 21 fatalities were motorcyclists, increasing from eight in 2021.
- Six fatalities were pedestrians, decreasing from 10 in 2021.
- 50 fatal crashes involved lane-departure, increasing from 46 in 2021.
- 21 fatal crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle, increasing from 8 in 2021.
Officials say there’s bad news too: motor vehicle fatalities are trending higher this year than last, with 16 since the start of the year.
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