Operation Safe Driver Week Underway This Week, Coordinated By Nebraska State Patrol

LINCOLN – The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) launched Operation Safe Driver Week. This is an initiative developed and organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The week-long program will run from July 12 through July 18.

Law enforcement agencies across North America will be participating in this action. CVSA has placed priority on speed limit enforcement. Reports from CVSA have shown an increase in excessive speeding. Nebraska is no different in this regard. The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be the source of increased speeding.

There have been 387 speeding tickets for going over 100 miles per hour since the March shutdown. That’s more than three per day and these are just tickets from NSP. NSP issued 202 such tickets for the same time period in 2019.

NSP will partner with members of the Nebraska Trucking Association to help enforce speed limits. One such partnership will be the “Trooper in a Truck” effort. NSP thanks the Nebraska Trucking Association for their partnership and their commitment to encouraging safe driving in Nebraska.

For more information from the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), visit https://statepatrol.nebraska.gov/.