Excessive Speed Enforcement Operations Focused On Vehicles In Access Of 100 MPH

Excessive Speed Enforcement Operations Focused On Vehicles In Access Of 100 MPH
Courtesy of NSP.

LINCOLN – With many enforcement operations being planned for this summer, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol focused on excessive speeding this past weekend.t

According to a release from NSP, members of the Omaha Police Department joined the Nebraska State Patrol in conducting a two-night enforcement effort in the Omaha metro area.

NSP officials state excessive speeding has been a problem for years in the Omaha metro area. Each summer, troopers and partner agencies team up for these operations in an effort to raise awareness and remove dangerous drivers from the road.

Between Friday and Saturday nights, troopers arrested four drivers that fled traffic stops. In each case, NSP or OPD aircraft were able to track the suspect vehicle from the air and direct troopers on the ground to make an arrest.

Offenders have demonstrated indifference to the safety of others on the road. Excessive speeding is extremely dangerous and can lead to tragic outcomes as these cases are great examples of teamwork between agencies to make the roads safer for all.

Three of the four incidents this weekend involved a motorcycle rider. In each of those cases, the rider exceeded 100 miles per hour while fleeing an attempted traffic stop. Air support was able to direct ground units to the precise location where the motorcycle stopped. Each case ended in an arrest without further incident.

The fourth incident this weekend involved a Dodge Challenger that a trooper clocked at 120 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone near 144th and Center. The trooper attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle fled. Air support tracked the vehicle and directed a trooper to deploy stop sticks, bringing the vehicle to a stop and leading to the arrest of the driver.

NSP and partner agencies will conduct several more enforcement operations focused on excessive speeding throughout the summer, thanks in part to grant funding from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.