It is the busiest travel week of the year and the Nebraska State Patrol wants everyone to make it to their destination safely and back home again. There will be extra troopers on the roads through Sunday, November 29th for the annual “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign.
Spokesperson Deb Collins says this is especially important this year because snow and freezing rain is in Nebraska’s forecast. She says, “Adjust your speed for the conditions. Never travel faster than conditions will allow. Those slick surfaces make it difficult to stop and steer. Don’t drive in that slick, snowy weather with your cruise control on.”
The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is providing a grant that will pay for the extra enforcement. Their statistics show that you’re odd of surviving a rollover crash by up to 70% and give you up to a 45% chance of surviving any crash.