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State Patrol To Participate in 1st NHTSA Regional Enforcement Campaign


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Nebraska State Patrol To Participate in
1st NHTSA Regional Enforcement Campaign

 

 

 September 22, 2016 (Lincoln, Neb.)  — Motorists enjoying the first signs of Fall are advised to maintain the speed limit as they travel this weekend. Between September 23-25, the Nebraska State Patrol will join participating law enforcement from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas and Oklahoma in a Regional Speed Enforcement Campaign. Officers will be on the look-out for those who are traveling above the speed limit on all roadways.

“We are excited to partner with our fellow law enforcement agencies to draw attention to the need for voluntary compliance as we work to reduce serious injury and fatality crashes,” said Colonel Brad Rice, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Increasing visibility in a six state area for a concentrated period of time will help to raise awareness and encourage motorists to obey all traffic safety laws.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nationwide, 27% of crash fatalities in 2015 were related to a driver exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for conditions. NHTSA considers a crash speeding-related if the driver was charged with exceeding the posted speed limit, or if the driver was driving too fast for conditions at the time of the crash.

According to the Nebraska Department of Roads, Highway Safety Office, in 2015 more than one out of every 20 Nebraskans were convicted of speeding on Nebraska roads. With that in mind the Nebraska State Patrol will conduct high visibility patrols on high traffic corridors to include I-80, state highways, and county roads during the special enforcement effort.

Col. Rice said, “Our goal is to save lives. We need everyone’s help to achieve it. Obey the posted speed limits, always wear your seat belt, and never drive impaired or distracted.” ###

Contact:
Deb Collins-Public Information Coordinator
(402) 479-4985

   

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