They not only will be looking to enforce state traffic laws, they will be looking to help motorists; motorists who may need help as the forecast calls for potential winter weather later in the weekend.
“Thanksgiving brings some of the busiest travel days of the year,” Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent John Bolduc said in a written statement released by NSP, “Our troopers are prepared not only to enforce Nebraska’s traffic safety laws, but also to help motorists who need assistance.”
NSP says any motorists who need assistance should call the NSP Highway Helpline at *55 from any cell phone. The public can also use *55 to get a direct connection to NSP dispatch to report impaired or reckless drivers.
AAA expects the higher volume of Thanksgiving traffic since 2005 this year; 48.5 million people on the roads.
NSP advises motorists to keep close tabs on the weather forecast and road conditions.
You can access Nebraska 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System, online by clicking here or by phone by dialing 5-1-1. Nebraska 511 also has a smartphone app.
“Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends,” said Bolduc. “With law enforcement and the public working together, we can make sure everyone arrives at their destination safely and all the seats at the table are filled.”