Troopers making an extra effort to keep you safe

The Nebraska State Patrol will be keeping a close eye on roads this summer. Lt. Kevin Bridges says from now until September 1st, they have instituted a new traffic safety initiative called “100 Days of Summer”. The safety operations include aircraft speed enforcement and a roving selective where we concentrate on moving violations and seatbelt violations. There will also include vehicle checks for vehicle defects and driver’s license and registration as well. Lt. Bridges says motorists can get a heads up as to where they will be concentrating efforts. They are posting the locations on their website, He says if drivers know where they are conducting the enforcement, they will likely tow the line while behind the wheel. They are always encouraging voluntary compliance of the law and giving the public a heads up that we are going to be there. He says that will hopefully reduce some of the traffic violations and the aggressive driving that might be going in the area that day. The goal of “100 Days of Summer is to reduce the number of fatal crashes on state roadways during the heavily traveled summer months.