Nebraska State Troopers removed 34 impaired drivers from the road and assisted more than 470 motorists during the latest “Click It or Ticket” national seat belt campaign, which ran from Nov 16-29.
State Patrol Supt Colonel John Bolduc says troopers reported fewer travelers than normal for Thanksgiving as COVID-19 precautions kept many people home. Still, troopers performed 477 motorist assists over the 2-plus weeks.
In addition to the 34 drunk or drugged driving arrests, troopers issued 776 speeding citations, 66 for driving under suspension, 47 for proof of insurance, 25 for seat belts, 22 for open container, 9 for child restraints, and 7 for MIP.
The Nebraska Dept of Transportation – Highway Safety Office again made grants to the State Patrol and to dozens of other agencies across Nebraska to cover overtime costs related to putting more officers on the road for Click It or Ticket.
Col Bolduc is reminding drivers that although the weather remains in the immediate forecast, winter weather is ahead and drivers need to be prepared.
He says to “be safe as you travel this winter by adjusting your speed to the conditions, avoiding distractions, driving sober, and always wearing your seat belt.”