LINCOLN – As the summer travel season began this past Memorial weekend, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol started their “100 Days of Summer” campaign which saw 14 impaired drivers removed from Nebraska roads.
According to a release from the NSP, Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the start of the summer driving season where their initiative is designed to encourage safe driving across the state.
Through special enforcement operations in many areas across Nebraska, troopers arrested 14 people for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The campaign will run through Labor Day.
In addition to those arrested for DUI, troopers issued citations for Speeding (315), Open Container (14), Minor in Possession of Alcohol (2), Seat Belt violation (12), Child Restraint violation (5) and No Proof of Insurance (13).
Troopers also assisted 199 motorists in need of help on Nebraska roads. Any motorist who needs assistance while traveling in Nebraska can call *55 to reach the NSP Highway Helpline and speak directly with an NSP dispatcher.
With the summer driving season officially underway, NSP reminds motorists to practice safe driving by always wearing a seat belt, avoiding distractions, following traffic safety laws and never driving impaired.
Throughout the summer, Troopers stationed across Nebraska will be sharing information on social media related to traffic enforcement and education efforts in their part of the state. You can follow NSP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with NSP’s efforts all summer.