LINCOLN – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol recently closed out a two-week campaign which removed 34 impaired drivers from Nebraska roadways.
According to a release from NSP, departments also assisted more than 470 motorists during the Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” campaign which lasted from November 16 through November 29.
With travel plans being affected by COVID-19 precautions this Thanksgiving, troopers reported fewer travelers than an ordinary Thanksgiving weekend. But the Nebraska State Patrol remained diligent in the mission to keep Nebraska roads safe.
Throughout the campaign, troopers arrested 34 people for driving under the influence and cited 22 drivers for having an open alcohol container. Troopers also issued citations for speeding (776), minor in possession (7), driving under suspension (66), no proof of insurance (42), no seat belt (25) and improper child restraint (9). Troopers also performed 477 motorist assists during the campaign.
The annual Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” campaign is made possible thanks in part to funding from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office (NDOT-HSO). The effort included dozens of law enforcement agencies throughout Nebraska and hundreds more around the country. NSP’s portion of the NDOT-HSO grant funding was $25,000.
NSP officials urge all drivers to be prepared for winter weather on the roads. Be safe as you travel this winter by adjusting your speed to the conditions, avoiding distractions, driving sober and always wearing your seatbelt.
Any motorist can call *55 or 800-525-5555 to reach the NSP Highway Helpline for assistance.