LINCOLN – Nebraska State Patrol troopers will join five other states to remind travelers to fasten their seat belts.
According to a release from NSP, be a good neighbor and buckle up.
State transportation and law enforcement agencies from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are coming together for the ‘State2State. Buckle Up’ campaign. Troopers want the drivers and passengers to stay buckled up no matter what state they are in or how far they are traveling.
The campaign coincides with the start of the national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period, which began Monday. During Click It or Ticket, troopers and dispatchers will be working overtime throughout Nebraska to keep Nebraska roads safe.
As the summer travel season begins and road trips are on the horizon, NSP officials want all travelers to be safe on the road. This partnership of states is important to share the message from state to state that seat belts save lives.
The ‘State2State. Buckle Up’ campaign focuses on a communication partnership throughout the participating states, sharing similar safety messages with drivers as they pass from state to state.
In 2019, 63 percent of the people who died on Nebraska roads were not wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash. National statistics show that, when used, seat belts reduce the risk of fatalities by 45 percent for front-seat passenger car occupants and by 60 percent for light truck occupants.