A deadly weekend prompts a safety reminder from the Nebraska State Patrol.
The patrol reports that seven people died in five separate crashes on Nebraska roads Friday through early Monday morning. The deadly crashes occurred in Lancaster, Cass, Cuming, Douglas, and Madison Counties.
The seven deaths raise the number of road fatalities this year to 107, six more than for the same time period last year.
“We are in the heart of the summer travel season, and it is a very busy time,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol said in a statement released by the NSP. “From automobiles, to recreational vehicles, motorcycles and farm implements, we must all share the road. It is vital when we get behind the wheel that we choose to make safety our top priority.”
The patrol reminds motorists to drive at the posted speed limit, always wear seat belts, and never drive impaired or distracted.
Other reminds include planning the trip and allowing plenty of time to get there.
Impaired driving can be reported to the Nebraska State Patrol through the NSP Highway Helpline at *55 with your cell phone, or 1-800-525-5555 from any landline.
Travelers can check the latest road and weather condition report using 511, the Nebraska Automated Traveler Information System. The 511 system can be accessed via the internet at 511.nebraska.gov, the 511 Mobile Traveler Site at ndortraveler.mobi or by dialing 511 (800-906-9069) from any landline or cell phone for information.