NORFOLK – Troopers in Nebraska and Iowa will be teaming up to keep travelers safe on both sides of the Missouri River this Thanksgiving.
According to a release from the Nebraska State Patrol, NSP and ISP will conduct simultaneous patrol operations on many thoroughfares in northeast Nebraska and northwest Iowa as part of the effort. The high-visibility enforcement campaign will run from now through Sunday, November 29.
Nebraska State Troopers continue to work tirelessly to keep roads safe, but the effort doesn’t stop at the Nebraska border. The partnership with the Iowa State Patrol is designed to maintain safe roads for all motorists traveling in the area this Thanksgiving Holiday.
Troopers with the Iowa State Patrol are dedicated to reducing fatal and serious crashes by focusing their attention on the most common factors of excessive speed, impaired drivers, distracted driving and seatbelt use. As the Nebraska State Patrol and Iowa State Patrol team together, it is their hope that travelers will keep these factors in mind this holiday season and arrive at their destinations safely.
The campaign will include high-visibility patrols for both agencies, focused on major highways, such as Highways 20, 30, 81 and 275 in Nebraska and Highways 20 and 75, along with Interstate 29, in Iowa.
All motorists are urged to follow traffic safety laws during their travel, including following posted speed limits, avoiding distracted or impaired driving and always wearing a seat belt. Motorists in either state can dial *55 or 800-525-5555 to reach the State Patrol Helpline for their respective state.