Nebraskans are being encouraged to buckle up as they head out this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. State Patrol Superintendent Colonel David Sankey says too many people have lost their lives from not wearing a seat belt.
“What we’re seeing is, a large amount of our fatality crashes are single-vehicle rollover crashes and the occupants aren’t wearing a seat belt,” Sankey says. “If they’re wearing a seat belt, chances are they could still be alive today.”
Nebraska has kicked off its annual “Click it or Ticket” campaign. So far in 2014, 74 people have died on Nebraska roadways, compared to 73 deaths during the same time last year. Colonel Sankey says the patrol will work with nearly 60 other law enforcement agencies and focus on crash causing violations, with an emphasis on seat belts. The enforcement runs through June 1.