LINCOLN – A month into the football season and the Nebraska State Patrol has released information regarding the opening three home games in September.
According to the release from NSP, troopers have worked to reduce the potential for serious injury crashes by providing traffic support both on the road and in the air during their first month of special operations.
For home games in August and September, troopers arrested two drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol, issued 16 citations for speeding and assisted 48 motorists.
The special enforcement was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $3,615 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.
NSP will continue to patrol operations for the next four Husker home football games, including radio traffic reports on the Husker Sports Network before and after the game with the assistance of the NSP Aviation Support Division.
Anyone who observes a reckless driver or anyone in need of non-emergency roadside assistance can call the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline, when safe to do so, at *55 from their cell phone or at 800-525-5555 from any phone. Motorists should report emergencies to 911.
Also, throughout October troopers across the state may be wearing a new patch on their shoulder to support those fighting breast cancer. This is the second year the Nebraska State Patrol is participating in the Pink Patch Project. The project is an effort coordinated with law enforcement agencies across the country to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer.
This October, troopers will have the option to replace the standard NSP patch with a patch featuring the NSP logo in pink and black. NSP joins numerous other law enforcement agencies throughout Nebraska in wearing pink patches this month.
Pink NSP patches are also available for purchase by NSP civilian employees and members of the public. All proceeds from sales of the pink NSP patches will go to benefit research and treatment of breast cancer.
To purchase a pink NSP patch or the patch of another participating agency from Nebraska, visit https://nepinkpatchproject.com/.