The effort to keep Nebraska roads safe during the holiday weekend will continue today and tomorrow.
The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is funding overtime for state troopers to be out on the interstates and highways.
Lieutenant Jim Bills says they will be checking for speeding, driving under the influence, and seat belt use.
“With us being out on the highways, it helps remind citizens that they need to be careful with their driving habits,” Bills tells Nebraska Radio Network. “It helps give voluntary compliance, so we don’t have to issue citations for different things.”
Seat belt use, speeding, and impaired driving are the main things troopers will be checking.
With a record number of travelers, according to AAA-Nebraska, Bills says drivers need to be patient and keep calm.
“There’s no reason to get upset with another driver,” he says. “That just creates more problems. Just move on and make sure you’re being safe.”
The grant from the Office of Highway Safety to the Nebraska State Patrol totals $14,255.