LINCOLN – As another five-day tournament has begun, the Nebraska State Patrol is looking to keep ‘March Madness’ off the roads.
According to a release from NSP, troopers will continue to patrol Nebraska roads to make sure players and fans arrive safely.
As the state basketball tournaments create memories that players, families and fans will hold for a lifetime, NSP officials are excited that teams from across the state have the opportunity to play for a state championship. Troopers will be working hard to make sure those championship memories aren’t disrupted by problems on the road.
With the extended tournament schedule, troopers will perform high-visibility patrols throughout the week. The effort focuses on the Lincoln area, as well as other high-traffic areas in Nebraska.
NSP officials are asking Nebraskans and those visiting Nebraska to do their part to keep the madness off the road by following traffic safety laws, avoiding distracted or impaired driving and always wearing a seat belt.
This effort is made possible thanks in part to a grant for $11,328 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. Any motorists in need of help can call the NSP Highway Helpline at *55 or 800-525-5555 and speak directly with an NSP dispatcher.