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Added Enforcement Planned for State Basketball

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Contact: Deb Collins 402-479-4985
March 8, 2016


Added Enforcement Planned for State Basketball

(Lincoln, Neb.)- Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will be conducting high visibility enforcement efforts March 10-12 as fans make their way to the boy’s state basketball tournament games.

Beginning Thursday, March 10, and continuing through Saturday, March 12, troopers will focus on high traffic areas in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatality crashes.  An $8,950 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) will help pay for the special enforcement efforts.

“Tournament time is an exciting time across our state and with the potential for increased traffic volume it is also a busy time on our roadways.” said Colonel Bradley Rice, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.  “We are asking drivers and passengers to do their part in helping keep our roadways safe by voluntarily complying with all traffic safety laws.”

Motorists are reminded to obey the posted speed limit, always wear their seat belt, allow plenty of time to reach their destination and never drive impaired or distracted.

 Motorists in need of non-emergency roadside assistance can call the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline when safe to do so by dialing *55 from any cell phone or 1-800-525-5555. Emergencies should be reported to 911.

Weather and road construction can play a factor in travel plans. Fans headed to tournament games are reminded to check road and weather condition reports by utilizing 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System a Nebraska 511 mobile app is also available to download at no cost for smartphone users. Simply search your App provider for Nebraska 511. ###

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