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Traffic flows Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, through the intersection of 45th Street and 17th Avenue South, Fargo. A traffic study of 17th Avenue South considered safety, traffic flow and bicycle path work. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota Officials Aren’t Taking Enough Credit for Traffic Safety Improvements

North Dakota Officials Aren’t Taking Enough Credit for Traffic Safety Improvements

While monitoring the body count for our state’s highways is important (it’s a bit morbid to put it that way, but it is what it is), it needs to be put in the context of how much traffic there was on the roads. Continue reading…

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Any Reform to North Dakota Speeding Fines Should Avoid Move Toward Policing for Profit

If there were no risk of death, injury, or property damage on our roads we’d have no need for speeding fines. Unfortunately, that risk exists, and so to mitigate it we set speed limits and enforce them primarily with fines. Many, including the editorial board of the Grand Forks Herald today, argue that North Dakota’s

Watford City Mayor Blames Car Crash Fatalities On The State

Two teenagers from Watford City died this week after their car spun out of control on some ice and crashed into an oncoming semi. The crash was horrific; the deaths tragic. But the Mayor of Watford City has decided to turn their deaths into political capital, blaming the state for their deaths, and that’s unconscionable:

How Many North Dakota Lives Could Oil Pipelines Be Saving?

One continually frustrating aspect of the North Dakota media’s coverage of rising traffic fatality rates is the fact that they refuse to report those rates in the context of rising levels of traffic on the road. Yes, fatalities are up, but so are the number of drivers on the road and the number of vehicle

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