It will be a busy weekend for Nebraska law enforcement. Nebraska State Patrol spokesperson Deb Collins says as of Wednesday morning there have been 149 traffic fatalities so far this year on Nebraska roads, up from 143 at this time one year ago. She says they are conducting a special three day enforcement to reduce traffic related deaths.
Collins says, “We will be doing our I-80 Challenge which is Friday through Sunday. We are working with all the law enforcement along Interstate 80 and I-35, hoping for zero fatalities these three days.
Collins says motorists are asked to help by not driving distracted, wearing seatbelts, following safety laws and watching out for other drivers.
Collins reminds drivers the “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose” special enforcement is in progress and runs through Labor Day.