This issue of Safety Talk discusses ways to prevent and defuse aggressive driving situations. Aggressive drivers are more likely to speed, make unsafe lane changes, ignore the right of way, and violate traffic signals.
Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $59 billion.
At the request of the 2013 Legislature, the UGPTI conducted a study of the state’s infrastructure needs for the next 20 years. The study, “Infrastructure Needs: North Dakota’s County, Township and tribal Roads and Bridges, 2015-2034,” is now complete and the final report is available. Total investment needs for the 20-year period is estimated to be about $9.09 billion.