Be careful when traveling during this long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Major Russ Stanczyk with the Nebraska State Patrol has a reminded as you head out for that Thanksgiving get-together.
“Just use common sense. Obey the rules of the road. If you’re celebrating the holiday season, please be mindful of other motorists, of your alcohol consumption,” Stanczyk tells Nebraska Radio Network.
The Nebraska State Patrol is running a special “Be Here for the Holidays” program which urges voluntary compliance with traffic safety laws.
Times and locations of selected NSP traffic enforcement efforts across the state will be posted throughout the holiday season. The Field Services Division plans to hold at least one traffic safety enforcement operation somewhere in the state each day. A link to the NSP Enforcement Activities calendar is under the state map on the homepage of the NSP website statepatrol.nebraska.gov.
Weather should not play a role this year. While it is expected to be cold across Nebraska, it is also expected to be dry.
Still, Stanczyk says he doesn’t want anyone to become complacent.
“Just because the weather is nice, please don’t let your guard down and, again, think you can drive a little bit faster or drive without your restraints or have a few alcoholic beverages along with you or while you’re driving,” according to Stanczyk.
Traffic is expected to pick up throughout the afternoon into the evening. Black Friday will combine with the Husker home game against Iowa to create more traffic than normal on a Friday. Traffic will become heavy again on Sunday.