LINCOLN – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol concluded their Spring “Click It or Ticket” campaign over a two-week period.
According to a release from NSP, the summer driving season is underway and troopers are working hard to keep Nebraska roads safe. Troopers took 39 impaired drivers off the road during the annual campaign surrounding Memorial Day.
The volume of traffic continues to increase across Nebraska as Directed Health Measures (DHMs) change and summer travel may be different because of COVID-19. Troopers remain focused and ready to enforce traffic safety laws and assist motorists in need of help
In addition to the arrests for driving under the influence, troopers issued 858 citations for speeding. Of those speeding citations, 61 drivers were traveling at more than 100 miles per hour.
Troopers also issued citations for no seat belt (23), improper child safety restraint (5), open alcohol container (26), minor in possession (11), driving under suspension (55) and no proof of insurance (29).
The “Click It or Ticket” campaign was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $25,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. The enforcement effort ran from May 15 through May 31.