The city of Fargo is located in Cass County, North Dakota. Fargo is also the county seat, and the most populated city in the state. In 2019, the city accounted for 17 percent of North Dakota’s population.
Fargo was founded in 1871 by settlers who made their homes at the intersection of the Red River and the Northern Pacific Railroad. In fact, the railroads played a major role in the growth of the city. The city itself is named after William Fargo, who was the director of the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Today, residents of Fargo spend more time driving than they spend riding the rails. And according to a recent study, drivers in the state receive low ratings for driving safety.
Cass, the county where Fargo is located, had 3,177 auto crashes in 2019. That’s more than any other county in North Dakota. However, the county had fewer fatal crashes than some other counties, with a total of 9 for the year. Speeding, reckless driving, and DUIs are major causes of auto accidents in Fargo.
If you’re in Fargo, you can help make the streets safer. Consider enrolling in a defensive driving course. You will improve your driving skills, and make Fargo roads a safer place for all drivers and pedestrians.