Two people died in traffic accidents during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The fatal accidents occurred in Howard and Thayer Counties. Two people also died during the Thanksgiving counting period last year. The period began at 6 o’clock Wednesday evening and ended at 6 o’clock this morning.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports its troopers issued 213 citations and warnings for seat belt violations during the period and 42 child restraint notices during the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign.
Troopers issued 1,370 speeding tickets and 39 Driving Under the Influence citations. Troopers assisted 286 motorists.
The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety provided a $24,600 grant to put more troopers on the road this Thanksgiving.