LINCOLN – Troopers among the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division are currently hosting a week-long Operation Safe Driver event.
According to a release from NSP, this is an annual safety initiative which is focusing on this year’s effort being speeding.
Operation Safe Driver Week lasts from Sunday, July 11 – Saturday, July 17 and is a great opportunity for troopers to connect with commercial carriers across Nebraska in an effort to keep Nebraska roads safe. This week is not just about enforcement efforts, but even more so about making positive connections with drivers and trucking companies as NSP officials work together to prevent tragedies on Nebraska roadways.
The initiative falls under the Operation Safe Driver Program, organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). Law enforcement agencies across North America participate in the annual mobilization effort.
As part of the effort, NSP Carrier Enforcement Troopers will conduct high visibility patrols, as well as partner with members of the trucking industry for ‘Trooper in a Truck’ events. ‘Trooper in a Truck’ involves a trooper riding along with a truck driver in a semi. During the operation, the trooper can then inform other troopers in the area of dangerous driving behavior of passenger vehicles as they travel near the semi. Multiple ‘Trooper in a Truck’ efforts are planned as part of Operation Safe Driver Week.