LINCOLN – Over a five-day period, Nebraska State Patrol troopers assisted with their “Click It or Ticket” campaign over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
According to a release from NSP, 215 motorists were assisted as troopers removed 13 impaired drivers from Wednesday, November 24 – Sunday, November 28.
Good weather made for safe travel conditions across much of the state over the Thanksgiving weekend. As the winter months approach, now is the time to begin preparing for winter driving.
Nebraska State Patrol, along with dozens of other law enforcement agencies in Nebraska, participated in the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign which was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $25,500 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.
In addition to the 13 arrests for impaired driving, troopers also issued citations for speeding (413), driving under suspension (21), open alcohol container (3), minor in possession (3), no proof of insurance (10), no seat belt (10) and improper child restraint (5).
As the winter season approaches, NSP also urges Nebraskans to prepare. Monday, the Nebraska Department of Transportation announced improvements to the Nebraska 511 system, found at www.511.nebraska.gov. In addition to winter driving conditions, the system also now includes weather radar, severe weather warnings, a commercial vehicle mode and other improvements.
Nebraska State Patrol officials stated that now is a great time to familiarize yourself with the new and improved 511 Nebraska Advanced Traveler System. The upgraded system will provide excellent information for travelers year-round, but especially during the winter season. And as always, travelers are being urged that every motorist buckle up, every trip and every time.